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Dr Gareth Lloyd

Gareth LloydSince 1990 I have worked as the curator in charge of Methodist manuscript and archival collections at the John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester. This is the finest research collection in the world for the study of early evangelical Christianity and includes the official archive of the Methodist Church of Great Britain. In 2011 my collection responsibilities were broadened to include all Christian religious archives at the Library, including significant material relating to the Moravian, Congregational, Baptist, Unitarian and Quaker traditions as well as ecumenism.

In addition to supporting academic activities, I am research active in my own right and was awarded a doctorate by Liverpool University (supervised by Liverpool Hope) in 2003 for work on Charles Wesley. I have published extensively on Methodism, related evangelical movements and archival collections. I have presented at conferences in the UK and the USA, including the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. My particular area of interest remains Charles Wesley and the early Methodist movement. I am currently co-editor with Professor Kenneth G. C. Newport of the Charles Wesley Letters project (Oxford University Press).

 

Publications

  1. a.      Collection-based articles

 

‘Methodist Printed and Archival Research Collections: A Survey of Material in UK/USA Repositories’, in Charles Yrigoyen Jr. (ed.), T & T Clark Companion to Methodism, (T & T Clark International: London & New York, 2010), 369-386.

‘The Charles Wesley Letters Project: The Challenge and the Methodology’, Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, vol. 4 (2010), 25-40.

‘Charles Wesley manuscripts: a guide to provenance and location’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 88, number 2 (2006), 121-131

 

‘The Methodist Archives and Research Centre at the John Rylands Library’ –published by Abingdon Press in 2002 in the Proceedings of the World Methodist Historical Society Conference on the Global Impact of Wesleyan Methodism held at Asbury in August 2000

‘Anti-Methodist Publications of the Eighteenth Century: A Revised Bibliography’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 73, number 2 (Summer 1991)

‘Sources for the Study of Protestant Nonconformity in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71, number 2 (Summer 1989)

 

  1. b.      Books

“The Letters of Charles Wesley”, volume 1 (1727-56) (OUP: 2013). Volume 2 (1757-88) to follow in due course.

 

“Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity” (OUP: 2007)

  1. c.       Articles and chapters

‘In the Shadow of the Founder: Methodist Memorialisation of John Wesley’, to be published in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society during the late summer of 2013

‘Scipio Africanus: The first Black Methodist’, Wesley and Methodist Studies, vol. 3 (2011), 87-95

 

 “My dearest Sally”: The marriage of Charles Wesley and Sally Gwynne’ – forthcoming in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society (October 2007)

2 chapters - ‘Charles Wesley and his biographers’ and ‘The letters of Charles Wesley’ –published in Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy edited by Kenneth Newport and Ted Campbell (Epworth Press: March 2007)

‘Repression and Resistance: Wesleyan female public ministry in the generation after 1791’, in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, 55:3 (October 2005), 101-114.

‘Sarah Perrin (1721-1787): Early Methodist Exhorter’ – published in the April 2003 issue of Methodist History

‘Running After Strange Women’: An Insight into John Wesley’s Troubled Marriage’ – published in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, (May 2002)

‘A Cloud of Perfect Witnesses:’ John Wesley and the London Disturbances 1760-1763’ - published in the Fall 2001/Spring 2002 issue of The Asbury Theological Journal

“My dearest Sally”: The marriage of Charles Wesley and Sally Gwynne’ – forthcoming in the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society (October 2007)

‘Eighteenth-Century Methodism and the London poor’ - published in The poor and the people called Methodists edited by Richard P. Heitzenrater (Abingdon Press: 2002)

 

‘Charles Wesley junior: Prodigal child, unfulfilled adult’ - published in the Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, (vol. 5, 1998)

‘Charles Wesley and Methodist religious life, 1750-75’ - published in the Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, (vol. 1, 1994)

  1. Exhibition catalogues

“John Wesley: Life, Legend and Legacy” edited by Gareth Lloyd – tercentenary illustrated exhibition catalogue published by the Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (2003)