1. Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr. (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  2. (co- editor with A. Chapman and B. Gregory) Seeing Things their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
  3. (co-editor with P. C. H. Lim) The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  4. John Goodwin and the Puritan Revolution: Religion and Intellectual Change in 17th-Century England (Boydell and Brewer, 2006)
  5. Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1558–1689 (Longman, 2000)
  6. Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions: The Mind of Samuel Rutherford (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Chapters in Books

  1. ‘The Language of Liberty in Calvinist Political Thought’, in Q. Skinner and M. van Gelderen, eds, Freedom and the Construction of Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  2. ‘Church and State, 1550-1750: The Emergence of Dissent’, in R. Pope, ed., The T&T Clark Companion to Nonconformity (T&T Clark, 2013)
  3. ‘Between Reformation and Enlightenment: Presbyterian Clergy, Religious Liberty and Intellectual Change, 1647 to 1788’, in R. Armstrong and T. O’Hannrachain, eds, Alternative Establishments in Early Modern Britain and Ireland: Catholic and Presbyterian (Manchester University Press, forthcoming)
  4. ‘Religion’, in Laura L. Knoppers, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Literature of the English Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  5. ‘John Owen on toleration in the Puritan Revolution’, in K. Kapic and M. Jones, eds, The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen’s Theology (Ashgate, 2012)
  6. ‘George Buchanan and the Scottish Covenanters’, in R. Mason and Caroline Erskine, eds, George Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe (Ashgate, 2012)
  7. ‘Lloyd-Jones and the Protestant Past’, in A. Atherstone and D.C. Jones, eds, Engaging Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Inter-Varsity Press, 2011)
  8. ‘England’s Exodus: The Civil War as a War of Deliverance’, in C. Prior and G. Burgess, eds, England’s Wars of Religion Revisited (Palgrave, 2011)
  9. ‘European Multiconfessionalism and the English Toleration Controversy, 1640-1660’, in T.M. Safley, ed, A Companion to Multiconfessionalism in the Early Modern World (Brill, 2011)
  10. 'Quentin Skinner and the religious dimension of early modern political thought', in A. Chapman, J. Coffey and B. Gregory (eds), Seeing Things their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
  11. 'Evangelicals, Slavery & the Slave Trade : From Whitefield to Wilberforce' in S. Finding (ed), L'abolition de l'esclavage au Royaume-Uni (1787-1840): Debats et dissensions/ The Abolition of Slavery in Britain (1787-1840): Debate and Dissension (Armand Collin, 2009)
  12. 'Puritan Legacies', in J. Coffey and P. C. H. Lim (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  13. 'Puritanism, Evangelicalism and the evangelical Protestant tradition', in M. Haykin and K. Stewart, (eds), The Emergence of Evangelicalism (Inter- Varsity Press, 2007)
  14. 'The martyrdom of Sir Henry Vane' in T. Freeman and T. Mayer (eds), Martyrs and Martyrdom in England, 1400- 1700 (Boydell and Brewer, 2007)
  15. 'Defining heresy and orthodoxy in the Puritan Revolution' in D. Loewenstein and J. Marshall (eds), Heresy, Literature and Politics in Early Modern English Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
  16. 'The toleration controversy' in C. Durston and J. Maltby (eds), Religion in Revolutionary England (Manchester University Press, 2006)
  17. 'Scepticism, dogmatism and toleration in seventeenth- century England', in R. Bonney and D.J.B. Trim (eds), Persecution and Pluralism: Calvinists and Religious Minorities in Early Modern Europe, 1550- 1700 (Peter Lang, 2006)
  18. 'The problem of Scottish puritanism', in E. Boran and C. Gribben (eds), Enforcing Reformation in Ireland and Scotland, 1550-1700 (Ashgate, 2006)
  19. 'Pacifist, quietist or patient militant? John Milton and the Restoration', Milton Studies, 42: 'Paradise Regained' in Context, A. Labriola and D. Loewenstein (eds), (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003).
  20. ‘From Helwys to Leland: Baptists and religious toleration in England and America, 1612-1791’, in D. Bebbington, ed., The Gospel in the World: International Baptist Studies (Paternoster Press, 2002).
  21. ‘Democracy and popular religion: Moody and Sankey’s mission to Britain, 1873-75’, in E. F. Biagini, ed., Citizenship and Community: Liberals, Radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles 1865-1931 (Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Reference work

Eleven articles for The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004), mainly on leading Scottish Covenanters 


Journal Articles

  1. ‘Against Gentilism: Milton’s Jesus and the Augustinian critique of pagan politics, 1649-1671’, Milton Quarterly, forthcoming
  2. ‘“Tremble Britannia”: The fear of God and the abolition of the slave trade’, English Historical Review, 127 (2012).
  3. 'Milton, Locke and the new history of toleration', Modern Intellectual History, 5 (2008)
  4. 'Evangelicals, slavery and slave trade: from Whitefield to Wilberforce', Anvil, 24 (2007)
  5. 'The impact of apocalypticism during the Puritan Revolutions', Perichoresis, 4 (2006)
  6. ‘Puritanism and liberty revisited: the radical Protestant case for the toleration of all religions in the English Revolution’, Historical Journal, 41 (1998).


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