Dr David Jones BA Ph.D. (Cymru) FRHistS

Dr David Jones

Head of Department (History & Welsh History)

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Dr David C Jones BA PhD (Wales) is an historian of the early modern British Atlantic World, with a specific focus on the eighteenth century, and the development of trans-Atlantic Protestant identities. Some of his work has a Welsh focus, but he is committed to setting developments in Wales in wider British and Atlantic contexts.

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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’, and currently in receipt of a major two-year project grant from the Leverhulme Trust, 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 2018. David also co-organised the ‘George Whitefield at 300’ conference at Pembroke College, Oxford in June 2014, and has recently published George Whitefield: Life, Legacy and Context (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). David is also currently preparing two edited volumes: the Routledge Companion to the History of Evangelicalism to be published in 2018, and a volume of essays entitled Evangelicalism and its Historians, also to be published by Routledge in 2018. In addition, he is co-ordinating a multi-authored history of

Office Hours (Student contact times)

  • Monday 2.00-3.00
  • Tuesday 2.00-3.00
  • Thursday 2.00-3.00

Publications

2016

Jones, D.C. 2016. George Whitefield and Heart Religion. In J. Coffey. (ed) Heart Religion: Evangelical Piety in England & Ireland, 1690-1850. Oxford University Press, Oxford pp. 93-112. Cadair

Hammond, G., Jones, D.C. 2016. George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy. Oxford University Press, Oxford Cadair

2014

Jones, D.C. 2014. 'Evangelical resurgence in the Church in Wales in the Mid-Twentieth Century'. In A. Atherstone., J. Maiden. (eds) Andrew Atherstone and John Maiden (eds), Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century. Studies in Modern British Religious History Boydell & Brewer Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2014. Calvinistic Methodism and the Reformed Tradition in Eighteenth-Century Wales. In T. Ó hAnnracháin., R. Armstrong. (eds) Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World. Springer Nature, Houndmills (Palgrave) pp. 164-178. Cadair

Allen, R.C., Jones, D.C., Hughes, T.O. 2014. The Religious History of Wales: Religious Life and Practice in Wales from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day. Welsh Academic Press Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2014. ‘Some of the Grandest and Most Illustrious Beauties of the Reformation’: John Elias and the Battle over Calvinism in Early-Nineteenth-Century Welsh Methodism. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 90 (1) pp. 113-134. 10.7227/BJRL.90.1.6 Cadair

2013

Jones, D. 2013. Nonconformists and Home Mission. In R. Pope. (ed) T&T Clark Companion to Nonconformity . Bloomsbury Publishing pp. 353-380. 10.5040/9781472551351.ch-017 Other Cadair

Jones, D. 2013. ABC of Nonconformity. T&T Clark Companion to Nonconformity . Bloomsbury Publishing, London pp. 535-700. 10.5040/9781472551351.0004 Other Cadair

Bebbington, D., Jones, D.C. 2013. Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in the United Kingdom during the Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2013. '"So much idolized by some and railed at by others": Towards understanding George Whitefield'. Wesley and Methodist Studies. pp. 3-29. Cadair

2012

Jones, D.C., White, E.M., Schlenther, B.S. 2012. The Elect Methodists: Calvinistic Methodism in England and Wales, 1735‑1811. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, Cardiff Cadair

2011

Atherstone, A., Jones, D.C. 2011. Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Life and Legacy of ‘the Doctor’. Apollos, Nottingham Other Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2011. '"Like the Time of the Apostles": the Fundamentalist Mentality in Eighteenth-Century Welsh Evangelicalism. Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review 25 (3) pp. 374-400. Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2011. 'Welsh evangelicals, the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world and the creation of a "Christian Republick"'. In H. V. Bowen. (ed) Wales and the British Overseas Empire: Interactions and Influences, 1650-1830. Manchester University Press pp. 87-113. Cadair

Minkema, K., Neele, A., Andel, K.V., Jones, D.C. 2011. 'Sure the time here now is like New England': What happened when the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists read Jonathan Edwards? Cadair

2009

Jones, D.C. 2009. 'John Lewis and the promotion of the international evangelical revival, 1735-56'. In D. W. Roberts. (ed) Dyfed Wyn Roberts (ed.), Revival, Renewal and the Holy Spirit. Paternoster Press pp. 13-26. Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2009. '"Transcripts of my heart": Welsh Methodists, Popular Piety and the International Evangelical Revival, 1738-1750'. Joan Allen and Richard C. Allen (eds), Faith of our Fathers: Popular Culture and Belief in Post-Reformation England, Ireland and Wales. Cambridge Scholars Publishing pp. 95-117. Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2009. '"We are of Calvinistical principles": How Calvinist was early Calvinistic Methodism?'. The Welsh Journal of Religious History 4 pp. 37-54. Cadair

Jones, D. 2009. John Lewis and the promotion of the international evangelical revival, 17351756. In D. W. Roberts. (ed) Revival, Renewal and the Holy Spirit. Studies in Evangelical History & Thought Paternoster Press, Milton Keynes Cadair

2008

Jones, D.C. 2008. Calvinistic Methodism and the origins of evangelicalism in England. In M. A. G. Haykin., K. J. Stewart. (eds) The Advent of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical Continuities. B&H Academic pp. 103-128. Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2008. '"A Glorious Morn"?: Methodism and the Rise of Evangelicalism in Wales, 1735-1762'. In M. Smith. (ed) British Evangelical Identities Past and Present, Volume 1: Aspects of the History and Sociology of Evangelicalism in Britain and Ireland. Paternoster Press pp. 97-113. Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2008. 'Fictional Selves in the life and writings of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg, 1747-1826')'. Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review 24 (1) pp. 29-51. Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2008. 'Narratives of Conversion in English Calvinistic Methodism'. In K. Cooper., J. Gregory. (eds) Revival and Resurgence in Christian History: Studies in Church History. Boydell & Brewer pp. 128-41. Cadair

2007

Jones, D.C., Jenkins, G.H., Jones, F.M. 2007. The Correspondence of Iolo Morganwg, 1770-1826. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2007. 'Some women's voices in early English and Welsh Calvinistic Methodism'. Cylchgrawn Hanes: Historical Society of the Presbyterian Church of Wales 31 pp. 37-51. Cadair

Jones, D. 2007. The Letters of Edward Williams ‘Iolo Morganwg’. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, Cardiff Cadair

2005

Jones, D. 2005. Iolo Morganwg and the Welsh rural landscape. A rattleskull genius: The many faces of Iolo Morganwg. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press pp. 227-250. Cadair Other

Jones, D.C. 2005. 'Iolo Morganwg and the Welsh Rural landscape'. Geraint H. Jenkins (ed.), A Rattleskull Genius: The Many Faces of Iolo Morganwg. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press pp. 227-50. Cadair

2004

Jones, D. 2004. A Glorious Work in the World: Welsh Methodism and the International Evangelical Revival, 1735-1750. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press Cadair Other

Jones, D.C. 2004. 'A Glorious Work in the World': Welsh Methodism and the International Evangelical Revival, 1735-1750. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2004. '"Mere Humbug": Iolo Morganwg and the Board of Agriculture, 1796-1815'. Trafodion Anrhydeddus Gymdeithas y Cymmrodorion | Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion 10 pp. 76-97. Cadair

2003

Jones, D. 2003. “The Lord did give me a particular honour to make [me] a peacemaker”: Howel Harris, John Wesley and Methodist infighting, 1739-1750. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library pp. 73-88. Cadair

Jones, D.C. 2003. '"The Lord did give me a particular honour to make [me] a peacemaker": Howel Harris, John Wesley and Methodist Infighting, 1739-1750. Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 85 (2 and 3) pp. 73-98. Cadair

2001

Jones, D. 2001. The Board of Agriculture, Walter Davies (‘Gwallter Mechain’) and Cardiganshire, c. 1794-1815. Ceredigion: Journal of the Ceredigion Historical Society 14 (1) Cadair