About this Fellow
Alec Ryrie is a historian of Protestant Christianity in general and of religion in early modern England and Scotland in particular. He is interested in the cultural, social, political and emotional history of religion, and has written on subjects including faith and doubt; martyrdom, violence and religious warfare; magic and deception; moderation and radicalism; childhood religious experience; and liturgy and prayer, formal and informal. He is currently researching the early history of global Protestant missions. He is co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History and (in 2019-20) president of the Ecclesiastical History Society. He is also a licensed Reader in the Church of England.
- Professor of the History of Christianity, Durham University
- Professor of Divinity, Gresham College
- Head of Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University, 2012 - 2015
- Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Birmingham, 1999 - 2006