Professor Alec Ryrie
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.
Durham University Head of Department of Theology and Religion
Aug 2012 - Aug 2015
University of Birmingham Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Modern History
Aug 1999 - Jul 2006
Professor Julius Lipner
Sanskritic Hindu thought, including classical Vedanta, and 19th-century Bengal; comparative study, with special reference to Hinduism and Indian Christianity