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Senior Research Fellow

The Revd Dr Ian Randall

MA (Aberdeen), MPhil (LBC), PhD (Wales), FRHistS

Dr Randall is a Baptist minister who has taught and served as Deputy Principal at Spurgeon's College London. From 1999 - 2002 Dr Randall was Director of Baptist and Anabaptist Studies at IBTS Prague and in 2008 became Senior Research Fellow at IBTS Prague. 

In 2017 he delivered the IBTSC Hughey Lectures on the theme of Baptist and Anabaptist Peace Witness between the First and Second World Wars. Dr Randall has supervised around 30 sucessful PhDs, the majority at IBTS Prague.

Dr Randall is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).  He continues to research and publish extensively.

Book Chapters

Evangelical Experiences: A Study in the Spirituality of English Evangelicalism, 1918-1939 (Carlisle: Paternoster, 1999)

Educating Evangelicalism: The Origins, Development and Impact of London Bible College (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000)

Transforming Keswick (Carlisle: Paternoster/OM, 2000) – with Charles Price

One Body in Christ: The History and Significance of the Evangelical Alliance (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2001), with David Hilborn.

More than a Methodist: The Life and Ministry of Donald English (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2003), with Brian Hoare

Spirituality and Social Change: The Contribution of F B Meyer (1847-1929) (Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2003).  

The English Baptists of the Twentieth Century (Didcot: Baptist Historical Society, 2005) 

A School of the Prophets: 150 Years of Spurgeon’s College (London: Spurgeon’s College, 2005)

What a Friend we have in Jesus (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005)

Spiritual Revolution: The Story of OM (Milton Keynes: Authentic, 2008) 

Communities of Conviction: Baptist Beginnings in Europe (Prague: European Baptist Federation, 2009) 

Rhythms of Revival: The Spiritual Awakening of 1857-1863 (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2010)


”Live much under the Shadow of the Cross”: Atonement and evangelical spirituality’, in D. Tidball, D. Hilborn and J. Thacker, eds., The Atonement Debate (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008), pp. 293-310.

‘Baptist Revival and Renewal in the 1960s’, in K. Cooper and J. Gregory, eds., Revival and Resurgence in Christian History, Studies in Church History, Vol. 44 (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2008), pp. 341-53.

‘The Baptist Convictions of Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968)’, in Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2008), pp. 5-21.

‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christology’, in Petr Jandejsek, ed., Christological Handbook (Prague: Jabok, 2008), pp. 104-8.

‘”Take my Life”: Evangelical Spirituality and Evangelical Identity’, in M. Smith, ed., British Evangelical Identities Past and Present (Vol. 1) (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2009), pp. 215-37.

‘Part of a Movement: Nigel Wright and Baptist life’, in P.J. Lalleman, ed., Challenging to Change (London: Spurgeon’s College, 2009), pp. 143-62.

‘Lay People in Revival: A Case Study of the “1859” Revival’, Transformation, Vol. 26, No. 4 (2009), pp. 217-31.

‘Tracing Baptist Theological Footprints: A European Perspective’, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2 (2009), pp. 133-48.

‘Catholicity and Particularity in the Ecclesial Thinking of Early English Baptist Confessions of Faith’, in L.J. Koffeman, ed., Christian Traditions between Catholicity and Particularity (Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Otto Lembeck, 2009), pp. 85-100.

‘”A Fence of Scholasticism around the Ministry”?: Theological Education among English Baptists, 1900-1950s”, in Perspectives in Religious Studies, Vol. 36, No. 4 (2010), pp. 461-75.

‘Outgrowing Combative Boundary-Setting: Billy Graham, Evangelism and Fundamentalism’, Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 34, No. 2 (April 2010), pp. 103-18.

‘Recovering Evangelical Spirituality’, European Journal of Theology, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2010), pp. 33-44.

‘“Counsel and Help”: European Baptists and Wider Baptist Fellowship’, Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2010), pp. 25-35.

‘Baptist-Anabaptist identity among European Baptists since the 1950s’, in J.H.Y. Briggs and A.R. Cross, eds., Baptists and the World: Renewing the Vision (Oxford, CBHH and BHS, 2011), pp. 133-51.

‘Lloyd Jones and Revival’, in A. Atherstone and D. Ceri Jones, eds., Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Nottingham: Apollos/IVP, 2011), pp. 91-113.

‘Seedbed for Baptist Leadership: The Baptist Students Federation 1947-197s’, Baptist Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 6 (2012), pp. 324-43.

‘Nineteenth-Century Bible Society Colporteurs in Eastern Europe’, Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. 12. No. 3 (2012), pp. 5-25.

‘Baptist Growth in England’, in D. Goodhew, ed., Church Growth in Britain: 1980 to the Present (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 59-76.

‘The Creation of a European Baptist Community: Pan-European Baptist Developments from the 1840s to the 1920s’, Journal of the Irish Baptist Historical Society, Vol. 20 (2012) pp. 43-61.

‘Methodist Spirituality’, in W. Gibson, P. Forsaith and M. Wellings, eds., The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 289-306.

‘Henry Martyn (1781-1812) and the Baptists in India: An Ecumenical Vision?’, Baptist Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 87-113. 

‘Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Methodist Spirituality’, Wesley and Methodist Studies, Vol. 5 (2013), pp. 97-122.

‘A Believing Church: Baptist Perspectives on Anabaptism’, Baptistic Theologies, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2013), pp. 16-34.

‘ “Ye men of Plymouth”: C.H. Spurgeon and the Brethren’, in T. Grass, ed., Witness in Many Lands (Troon: Brethren Archivists & Historians Network, 2013), pp. 73-90.

‘Billy Graham, Evangelism and Fundamentalism’, in D.W. Bebbington and David Ceri Jones, eds., Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 173-91.

‘Nonconformists and Overseas Mission’, in Robert Pope, ed., T&T Clark Companion to Nonconformity (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013), pp. 381-406.

‘Church Renewal 150 Years Ago’, Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2014), pp. 13-30.

‘Church community is a gift of the Holy Spirit’: The spirituality of the Bruderhof community (Oxford: Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, 2014), 53 pages.

‘Methodists and Moravians: The Shaping of Evangelical Spirituality’, in J.W. Cunningham and David Rainey, eds., The Path of Holiness: Perspectives in Wesleyan Thought in Honor of Herbert B. McGonigle (Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2014), pp. 43-59.

‘The Keswick Convention and Anglican Evangelical Tensions in the Early Twentieth Century’, in Andrew Atherstone and John Maiden, eds., Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2014), pp. 89-108.

‘“The living presence of Christ”: Charles Raven (1885-1964), a missional theologian’, Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1 (2014), pp. 5-23.   

‘Baptists and the First World War: The Place of Pacifism’, in Larry J. Kreitzer, ed., ‘Step into your Place’: The First World War and Baptist Life and Thought (Oxford: Centre for Baptist History and Heritage, 2014), pp. 21-39.

‘C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892): A Lover of France’, European Journal of Theology, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2015), pp. 57-65.

‘Evangelical Spirituality, Science, and Mission: A Study of Charles Raven (1885-1964), Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge University’, in Anglican and Episcopal History, Vol. 84, No. 1 (2015), pp. 20-48.

‘London School of Theology’, in George T. Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, eds., Encyclopedia of Christian Education, Vol. 2 (Washington, DC: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), pp. 758-9.

 ‘The East African Revival and British Evangelical Spirituality, from the 1930s to the 1950s’, in A.R. Cross. P.J. Morden and I.M. Randall, eds, Pathways and Patterns in History: Essays on Baptists, Evangelicals and the Modern World in Honour of David Bebbington (London and Didcot: Spurgeon’s College and the Baptist Historical Society, 2015), pp. 255-77.

 ‘The Story of the World Evangelical Alliance’, in Brian C. Stiller, et. al., Evangelicals     Around the World (Nashville, Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 2015), pp. 210-17.

‘Revival, Evangelism and Diakonia: A Study of Revival in Britain, 1857-1863’, in Rose Dowsett, et. al., Evangelism and Diakonia in Context (Oxford: Regnum Books, 2016), pp. 259-72.

‘Incarnating the Gospel: Socio-Political Activity in the Ministry of F.B. Meyer, Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 40, No. 4 (October 2016), pp. 292-313.