David Jones

Dr, BA Ph.D. (Cymru) FRHistS

  • Aberystwyth University
    Hugh Owen Building

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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Dr David Ceri Jones BA PhD (Wales) is an historian of the early modern British Atlantic world. He is at present leading a major research project producing the first complete edition of the correspondence of the trans-Atlantic evangelical, George Whitefield (1714-70) for Oxford University Press. He has recently published A History of Christianity in Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2022), and the Oxford Handbook to Christian Fundamentalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023). In addition, he writes extensively on religion in modern and contemporary Wales, and is producing a monograph on Evangelicalism in Modern Wales: A History (forthcoming).

David serves as President of the Wesley Historical Society, and is the editor of that society's Proceedings.

He is the co-editor of Studies in Church History, the annual publication of  the Ecclesiastical History Society

He also edits the 'Routledge Studies in Evangelicalism' monograph series.

Research interests

David’s research is currently focused on the trans-Atlantic revivalist, George Whitefield (1714-70). He is the Director of a project entitled ‘George Whitefield and Trans-Atlantic Protestantism’, which aims to produce the first scholarly edition of the extensive correspondence of George Whitefield. This edition will be published in seven volumes by Oxford University Press from 2020. David also co-organised the ‘George Whitefield at 300’ conference at Pembroke College, Oxford in June 2014, and has co-edited George Whitefield: Life, Legacy and Context (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). David's first book - 'A Glorious Work in the World': Welsh Methodism and the International Evangelical Revival, 1735-50 (2004) was shortlisted for the inaugural Roalnd Mathias prize for Welsh writing in English.

David has also recently co-edited The Routledge Companion to the History of Evangelicalism (2018), Making Evangelical History: Faith, Scholarship and the Evangelical Past (2019) and Evangelicalism and Dissent in Modern England and Wales (2020). He is also the co-author of A History of Christianity in Wales (2022), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Christian Fundamentalism (2023). He is currently finishing a history of Evangelicalism in modern Wales to be published by the University of Wales Press, a new edition of the diaries of the Methodist martyr, William Seward (1702-40), and a volume of essays for Bloomsbury on war, peace and the British Free Churches between 1914 and 1945.

David is the co-editor of Studies in Church History for the Ecclesiastical History Society, the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, and the 'Routledge Studies in Evangelicalism' monograph imprint.


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