Grayson Carter

Associate Professor of Church History School of Theology

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

Biographical Information

Grayson Carter is associate professor of church history, primarily serving Fuller Seminary Arizona, 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 church history at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries.

Carter is the author of Anglican Evangelicals: Protestant Secessions from the Church of England, c.1800–1850 (Oxford University Press, 2001/Wipf and Stock, 2016), and, most recently, has edited Light amid Darkness: Memoirs of Daphne Randall (Wipf and Stock, 2016). From 2007 to 2015, he was the general editor of of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, the only peer-reviewed journal on C.S. Lewis published in the world. He has published numerous chapters in edited volumes, and 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, the ACNA, and the larger Anglican Communion. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical History Society and the Church of England Record Society.

Courses Taught

  • CH/HT500 Early Church History
  • CH/HT502 Medieval/Reformation Church History
  • CH504 Modern Church History
  • CH506 American Church History
  • CH517 History of Christian Spirituality
  • CH580 Bonhoeffer: Life and Thought
  • ST574 Theology of C.S. Lewis
  • CH554 Anglican Church History
  • SP562 Anglican Spirituality

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

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

Publications

Authored Monograph

  • Anglican Evangelicals: Protestant Secessions From the via media, c.1800-1850 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001; paperback edition, Wipf & Stock, 2016).

Edited Monographs

  • Light amid Darkness: Memoirs of Daphne Kelly (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015).
  • Frederick Temple: Archbishop of Canterbury, by Peter Hinchliff (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). Completion and editing of manuscript for publication following the author’s death.

Academic Journal General Editor

  • Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal (General Editor), 2007–present. Sehnsucht is the only refereed/peer-reviewed journal in the world pertaining exclusively to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings. Based at Fuller Theological Seminary Arizona, the journal is published by Wipf and Stock, Eugene, Oregon.

Chapters in Books

  • “‘Guns and Good Company.’ C. S. Lewis and World War I,” in The Undiscovered C. S. Lewis: New Thoughts and Directions in Lewis Studies. Essays in Honor of Christopher Mitchell, ed. By Bruce R. Johnson, forthcoming.
  • “The Evangelical Background,” in Peter Nockles, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).
  • “Evangelical Religion,” in The Human Tradition in Modern Britain, ed. by Caroline Litzenberger and Eileen Groth Lyon (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), 47-61.

Journal Articles/Review Articles

  • “C. S. Lewis at Poet's Corner,” Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, Volume 9, forthcoming.
  • “C. S. Lewis and the Church,” Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, Volumes 5/6, 2011-12, 165-205.
  • “Beyond Personality: Recollections of C. S. Lewis,” Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, Volume 2, 2008, 47-68.
  • “‘At No Time Conspicuous, as a Party, for Talent or Learning’: Newman and Evangelicalism,” Books and Culture, January/February 2004, 18-19.
  • “C. S. Lewis and World War I.” Christian Networks Journal, June 2001.
  • “John Henry Newman and Henry Bulteel,” The Anglican Catholic, 11, Summer 2000, 10-16.
  • “The Case of the Reverend James Shore.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 47:3, July 1996, 478-504.
  • “Prelates and Priests: The Anglican Episcopate and the Evangelical Clergy,” Christianity and History Newsletter, 14, December 1994, 21-42.

Articles in Edited Reference Works

  • Contributor, World Book Encyclopedia. Articles on Rowan Williams and Justin Welby, 2013.
  • Contributor, Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, Edited by George Kurian and James D. Smith III (Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, 2010), 8 Articles: Jacob Arminius, Martin Bucer, Johan Heinrich Bullinger, Peter Taylor Forsyth, William Ralph Inge, Ronald Knox, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg and William Wilberforce.
  • Contributor, New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, edited by Robert Benedetto (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), 10 articles: Jabez Bunting, John Fletcher, Howell Harris, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, Holy Club, Hannah More, Daniel Rowlands, Charles Wesley, John Wesley, George Whitefield.
  • Contributor, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart • vierte Auflage, volume 8, edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005), 10 articles: Archibald Campbell Tait, Jeremy Taylor, William Temple, Francis Thompson, Henry Thornton, Augustus Toplady, Evelyn Underhill, Richard Watson, Westminster Cathedral, Nicholas Wiseman.
  • Contributor, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart • vierte Auflage, volume 7, edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004), 12 articles: Robert Raikes, Michael Ramsay, Ritualismus: Pracktisch-Theologisch (Ritualism: Practical Theology), William Sancroft, Scripture Union, Samuel Seabury, Granville Sharp, Thomas Sherlock, Charles Simeon, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, John Spencer, Edward Stillingfleet.
  • Contributor, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), 17 articles: George Baring, Thomas Tregenna Biddulph, Robert Harkness Carne, William Cuninghame, John Harington Evans, William Glen, Robert Hawker, Thomas Kelly, Thomas Musgrave, Baptist Wriothesley Noel, Diana Noel (Baroness Barham), Gerard Thomas Noel, James Charles Philpot, William Romaine, James Shore, John Smedley, Harriet Wall.
  • Contributor, Encyclopedia of Protestantism, edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand (New York and London: Routledge, 2004), 2 articles: P. T. Forsyth, Samuel Seabury.
  • Contributor, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart • vierte Auflage, volume 6, edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr, Siebeck 2003), 5 articles: John Wood Oman, William Paley, John Pearson, Pulververschwörung (Gunpowder Plot), John Wilhelm Rowntree.
  • Contributor, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart • vierte Auflage, volume 5, edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002), 11 articles: Latitudinarismus (Latitudinarianism), William Laud, William Law, Henry Parry Liddon, London Universität (University of London), Herbert Marsh, Frederick Denison Maurice, Dwight Lyman Moody, Hannah More, John Mason Neale, Nonjurors.
  • Contributor, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart • vierte Auflage, volume 4, edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001), 6 articles: Jakobitismus (Jacobitism), Jakob I (James I), John Jewel, Klosteraufhebungsakte (Dissolution of the Monasteries, 1539), John Keble, Korporationsgestz (Corporation Act, 1661).
  • Contributor, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart • vierte Auflage, volume 3, edited by edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000), 1 article: Filialkirche (Chapel of Ease).
  • Contributor, The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography: 1730-1860, edited by Donald M. Lewis (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1995), 32 articles: George Baring, Thomas Baring, George Bevan, Henry Biss(e), Nathaniel Bridges, William John Brook, Edward Carr, Charles Chapman, Thomas Connolly Cowan, the Second Earl of Dartmouth (William Legge), Robert Crawford Dillon, John Dodson, William Dodsworth, Henry Drummond, Sir Abraham Elton, James Hatley Frere, Henry Gauntlett, William Goode, Robert Govett, Robert Hawker, Roger Hitchcock, Edward Irving, Jon Kay, Thomas Read Kemp, the First Earl of Gainsborough (Charles Noel), Francis James Noel, James Shore, Thomas Snow, Robert Taylor, John Thornton, Robert Francis Walker, Joseph Cotton Wigram.
  • Contributor, The Dictionary of National Biography: Missing Persons, edited by C. S. Nicholls (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), 1 article: William Glen.

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