British Baptist Historians 6: Brian Stanley

Lecturer in Church History, Trinity College, Bristol

Director of the Henry Martyn Centre for the Study of Mission and World Christianity, Cambridge

Professor of World Christianity, Edinburgh (2008-)

Major Publications

‘C. H. Spurgeon and the Baptist Missionary Society 1863-1866’, Baptist Quarterly 29.7 (July 1982): 319-28.

‘Winning the world: William Carey and the missionary movement’ in Heritage of Freedom (Lion Publishing, 1984): 77-83.
‘“The Miser of Headingley”: Robert Arthington and the Baptist Missionary Society, 1877-1900’, in W. J. Sheils and Diana Wood (eds), The Church and Wealth, Studies in Church History, 24 (Blackwell, 1987): 371-82.

‘“Nineteenth-century liberation theology”: nonconformist missionaries and imperialism’, Baptist Quarterly 22.1 (Jan. 1987): 5-18.

‘The history of the Baptist Missionary Society, 1792-1992’, Bulletin of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, 4-5 (1988-9): 93-5.

The Bible and the Flag: Protestant Missions and British Imperialism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Apollos, 1990).

The History of the Baptist Missionary Society, 1792-1992 (T. & T. Clark, 1992).

‘Planting self-governing churches: British Baptist ecclesiology in a missionary context’, Baptist Quarterly 34.8 (Oct. 1992): 378-89.

‘The origins and early work of the Baptist Missionary Society’, in R. L. Greenall (ed.) The Kettering Connection: Northamptonshire Baptists and Overseas Missions (University of Leicester Adult Education Department, 1993): 14-32.

‘British Evangelicals and overseas concerns, 1833-1970’ in J. R. Wolffe (ed.), Evangelical Faith and Public Zeal: Evangelicals and Society in Britain 1780-1980 (SPCK, 1995): 81-96.

‘A Cambridge passage through India: the making of T. R. Glover’s The Jesus of History’, Cambridge Review 119:2331 (Nov. 1998): 60-69.

‘The future in the past: eschatological vision in British and American Protestant missionary history’, Tyndale Bulletin 51:1 (May 2000): 101-20.

(ed.), Christian Missions and the Enlightenment (Eerdmans, 2001)

‘“The old religion and the new”: India and the making of T. R. Glover’s The Jesus of History’, in D. W. Bebbington (ed.), The Gospel in the World (Paternoster Press, 2002): 295-312
‘Edinburgh 1910 and the Oikumene’, in Anthony Cross (ed.), Ecumenism and History (Paternoster Press, 2002): 89-105.

(ed.), Missions, Nationalism and the End of Empire (Eerdmans, 2003)

(ed.) with  Sheridan Gilley, The Cambridge History of Christianity Vol 8: World Christianities, c. 1815 – c. 1914 (Cambridge, 2006)

‘Baptists, anti-slavery and the legacy of imperialism’, Baptist Quarterly 42 (Oct. 2007): 284-95.

The World Missionary Conference: Edinburgh 1910 (Eerdmans, 2009)

‘Missiology’ in David Fergusson et al (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology (Cambridge, 2011)