William Gibson is Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Director of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
He is a co-editor of the Wesley and Methodist Studies; the Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture. He is a member of the editorial board of History and Religion of Oxford University Press’s ‘Oxford Research Directions’; Transactions of the Burgon Society and he is the reviews editor of Archives, the journal of the British Records Association.
Gibson is a specialist in the religious and social history of England in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He has published widely on the fortunes of the Church of England between the Glorious Revolution and the first Reform Act, renewing the Ecclesiastical History tradition.