Grayson Carter

Associate Professor of Church History School of Theology

Contact Information
(602) 220-0400
BS, University of Southern California
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
DPhil, Oxford University

Grayson Carter is associate professor of church history, primarily serving Fuller Seminary Southwest, and has taught at Fuller since 2002. Prior to that he served as Chaplain and Tutor for Theology at Brasenose College, Oxford, and taught in the Department of Religion at Methodist University in North Carolina. Currently he is researching and writing a volume on English theology at the end of the Georgian Church.

Carter is the general editor of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, the only peer-reviewed journal on C.S. Lewis published in North America. He has published over a hundred articles in academic journals and works of reference, including the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, The Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, and The Anglican Catholic. Carter has served as visiting professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC; and twice at Nashotah House (Episcopal) Seminary, Wisconsin.

An ordained Anglican deacon and priest, Carter has held various church (parish) appointments in the Church of England, the Episcopal Church, and the larger Anglican Communion. Since 2007 he has served as the part-time assistant to the rector, Christ Church Anglican, Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical History Society and the Church of England Record Society.

Courses Taught

  • CH500 Early Church History
  • CH502 Medieval/Reformation Church History
  • CH506 American Church History
  • CH517 Christian Spirituality
  • ST572 Bonhoeffer: Life and Thought
  • ST574 Theology of C.S. Lewis

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Modern English church history, history of evangelicalism, C. S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, history of Christian spirituality

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