About

Barbeau 2017Jeffrey W. Barbeau is professor of theology at Wheaton College, Reviews Editor at The Coleridge Bulletin, and a writer on British Romanticism, religion and literature, and the history of Christian thought.

His most recent book is The Spirit of Methodism: From the Wesleys to a Global Communion (2019), an introduction to the history of Methodism—from the time of the Wesleys, through developments in North America, to its diverse and global connection today—as well as its primary beliefs and practices.

Barbeau has also published Religion in Romantic England (2018), an anthology of primary sources that explores the ways that the literature of English Christianity shaped the social, cultural, political, and religious life of the nation in texts published between 1760 and 1832. His intellectual biography of the poet, theologian, and daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Sara Coleridge: Her Life and Thought (2014) garnered praise from the Times Literary Supplement: “Sara Coleridge emerges from these pages as an intellectually formidable, powerfully compassionate and rigorously scholarly figure who bore the many difficulties of her life with profound nobility.”

His articles and reviews have appeared in publications such as the Journal of Religion, Methodist Review: A Journal of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, Anglican Theological Review, Heythrop Journal, European Romantic Review, Journal of Church and State, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, and The Wordsworth Circle. He formerly blogged at Reading History—a collection of thoughts and ideas, reflections, ruminations, criticisms, doubts, guesses and suspicions about books on romanticism, religion, history, and culture. He may also be found on Twitter.

 

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