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

CH580 Bonhoeffer: Life and Thought

ST574 Theology of C. S. Lewis

CH554 Anglican Church History

SP562 Anglican Spirituality

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, and taught in the Department of Religion at Methodist University in North Carolina. Currently he is researching and writing a volume on English church history between the French Revolution and the Great Reform Bill.

Carter is the author of Anglican Evangelicals: Protestant Secessions from the Church of England, c. 1800–1850 (Oxford University Press, 2001/Wipf and Stock, 2016), and, most recently, has edited Light amid Darkness: Memoirs of Daphne Randall (Wipf and Stock, 2016). From 2007 to 2015, he was the general editor of 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 Encyclopedia of Christian LiteratureThe New Westminster Dictionary of Church HistoryThe Encyclopedia of ProtestantismReligion in Geschichte und GegenwartThe Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyThe 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.

An ordained Anglican deacon and priest, Carter has held various church (parish) appointments in the Church of England, the Episcopal Church, the ACNA, and the larger Anglican Communion. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical History Society and the Church of England Record Society.

Download Dr. Carter’s CV, which includes a list of his current publications, here

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