Dr Ian M. Randall

Dr Ian M. Randall

Academic Summary

1970       MA (Hons) in Economics and History, Aberdeen University.

1986       University of Oxford Certificate in Theology (with distinction), Regent’s Park College, Oxford.

1992       MPhil (CNAA), London Bible College. Title: ‘The career of F. B. Meyer’.

1997       PhD, University of Wales. Title: ‘Movements of Evangelical Spirituality in Inter-War England’.

Research Interests

Spirituality, renewal, community, world Christianity, history of mission, faith in the workplace


Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide

Senior Research Fellow, IBTSC, Prague, and then Amsterdam

Senior Research Fellow, Spurgeon’s College, London

Honorary Fellow, Manchester Wesley Research Centre

Member, Margaret Beaufort Research Community

Recent publications


A Christian Peace Experiment: The Bruderhof Community in Britain, 1933-1942 (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2018)

Love@Work: 100 Years of the Industrial Christian Fellowship (London: DLT, 2020), with Phil Jump and John Weaver

The Cambridge Theological Federation: A Journey in Ecumenical Learning (Cambridge: CTF, 2022), with Mary Tanner

From Henry Martyn to World Christianity: Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide (Cambridge: CCCW, 2022), with Graham Kings and Muthuraj Swamy

Edited volumes

A Kind of Upside-Downness: Learning Disabilities and Transformational Community, edited with David F. Ford and Deborah Hardy Ford (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2020), 232 pages.

Exchange of Gifts: The Vision of Simon Barrington-Ward, edited with Graham Kings (Edinburgh: Ekklesia, 2022), 219 pages.

Articles and chapters

‘“I felt bound to receive all true Christians as brethren”: The expansive ecclesiology of Andrew Jukes (1815-1901)’, in Neil Dickson and T.J. Marinello, eds., The Brethren and the Church (Glasgow: BAHN, 2020), pp. 47-62.

‘John Melville in Odessa: Bible-Related Outreach, 1840s to 1860s’, in Joshua Searle, et al, eds., Encountering the Mystery: Essays in Honor of Sergii V. Sannikov (Odessa: Theological Seminary, 2020), pp. 113-122.

‘Baptist Students in Cambridge: Denominational and ecumenical identities, from the 1920s to the 1940s’, in Alexander Chow and Emma Wild-Wood, eds., Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity (Leiden: Brill, 2020), pp. 144-161.

‘“Couldn’t it happen in Switzerland?”, The East African Revival and Swiss Church Life in the 1940s and 1950s’, European Journal of Theology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2021) pp. 119–141.

‘Baptist Students and “Spiritual Dynamics”: The Robert Hall Society in Cambridge, 1950s-1980s’, Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. 21, No. 1 (2021), pp. 157-76.

Richard Minter (1905-1997) and the Caribbean, Cambridgeshire Association for Local History Bulletin, September 2021, pp. 13-19.

‘Florence Allshorn (1887-1950) and St Julian’s’, Fulcrum, October 2021, online (8 pages).

‘Mission and Unity: The Contribution of Alan Gordon MacLeod (1911-1984’, The Journal of the United Church History Society, Vol. 10, No. 9 (November 2021), pp. 481-99.

‘Charismatic Renewal in Cambridge from the 1960s to the 1980s’, in Andrew Atherstone, Mark P. Hutchinson and John Maiden, eds., Transatlantic Charismatic Renewal c. 1950-2000 (Leiden: Brill, 2021), pp. 123-43.

The Baptist Quarterly: The First Decade (1922-1931), Baptist Quarterly, Vol. 53, No. 1 (January 2022), pp. 2-18.

‘Henry Martyn (1781-1812) in Cambridge: Spiritual Nurture and Ministerial Formation’, Fulcrum, May 2022, online (13 pages).

‘John R.W. Stott’, in T.A. Noble and Jason S. Sexton, British Evangelical Theologians of the Twentieth Century (London: Apollos, 2022), pp. 155-75.

‘Mutuality in Methodist Mission: Murray and Olive Titus in India, 1910-1951, Wesley and Methodist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2 (June 2022), pp. 146-68.

‘The Communion of Saints and an Anabaptist Community: A Study of the Bruderhof’, Theological Reflections: Eastern European Journal of Theology, Vol. 20, No 1 (2022), pp. 59-72.

‘Seeking an Indian Identity: Baptist Witness in Orissa, India, from the 1860s to the 1880s’, Journal of European Baptist Studies, Vol. 22 (2022), pp. 153-174.