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James E. Bradley

Geoffrey W. Bromiley Professor Emeritus of Church History and Senior Professor of Church History

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BA, Pasadena CollegeBD, Fuller Theological SeminaryPhD, University of Southern California

Courses Taught

CH500: Early Church HistoryCH502: Medieval and Reformation HistoryCH506: American Church HistoryCH517: Christian SpiritualityCH8085808: HistoriographyCH816/516: Theology and Politics in Modern SocietyCH801/579: The Church in Modern SocietyMH700/800: Tutor

Campus Affiliations

Center for Advanced Theological Studies

Areas of Expertise

Eighteenth-century English church and state, the English Enlightenment, popular politics and public opinion, Christian spirituality, character formation in theological education


James E. Bradley was appointed Geoffrey W. Bromiley Professor of Church History in 1998 after teaching at Fuller Seminary for 22 years. In 2015 he was named Geoffrey W. Bromiley Professor Emeritus, and he continues mentoring students as senior professor o

Featured Publications

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Historical Reflections on Substitutionary Atonement