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Grayson Carter

Associate Professor of Church History

BS, University of Southern California
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
DPhil, Oxford University

Courses Taught

CH/HT500: Early Church History

CH/HT502: Medieval/Reformation Church History

CH504: Modern Church History

CH506: American Church History

CH517: History of Christian Spirituality

CH554: Anglican Church History

CH580: Bonhoeffer: Life and Thought

SF502: Introduction to the Global Christian Tradition

SP562: Anglican Spirituality

ST574: Theology of C. S. Lewis

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Modern English church history, history of evangelicalism, C. S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, history of Christian spirituality


Grayson Carter is associate professor of church history, primarily serving Fuller Seminary Arizona, and has taught at Fuller since 2002. Prior to that he served as chaplain and tutor for theology at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was a member of the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University, teaching undergraduates and supervising graduate students. He also taught in the Department of Religion at Methodist University in North Carolina. Currently he is researching and writing a volume on the so-called “Western Schism”—a major clerical and lay disruption in the Church of England during the early nineteenth century, and is coediting the diary of an influential Oxford clergymen from the first half of the nineteenth century, which is to be published by the Church of England Record Society.

Dr. Carter is the author of Anglican Evangelicals: Protestant Secessions from the Church of England, c. 1800–1850 (2001), and, most recently, has edited Light amid Darkness: Memoirs of Daphne Randall (2016). From 2007 to 2015, he was the general (and founding) editor of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, the only peer-reviewed journal on C. S. Lewis published in the world. He has published numerous chapters in edited volumes and over a hundred articles in academic journals and works of reference, including the Journal of Ecclesiastical HistoryThe Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, The Encyclopedia of Christian LiteratureThe New Westminster Dictionary of Church HistoryThe Encyclopedia of ProtestantismReligion in Geschichte und GegenwartThe Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, and The Anglican Catholic. Carter has served as visiting professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, and twice at Nashotah House (Episcopal) Seminary, Wisconsin.

Carter was ordained in the Church of England and has served in various Anglican and Episcopal parishes on both sides of the Atlantic and in the wider Anglican Communion. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical History Society and the Church of England Record Society.

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