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Dr Tim Cooper

Photo of Tim Cooper. Senior Lecturer
BA(Hons), PhD (Canterbury), FRHistS

Room: 4S11, Arts Building
Tel 64 3 479 5760
Email tim.cooper@otago.ac.nz

Tim Cooper is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Christianity. He has published work on Richard Baxter and John Owen, seventeenth-century English Antinomians and some historiographical issues involved in civil war “radical” religion.

Dr Cooper is a member of the Early Modern Thought Research Cluster, which spans several departments within the Division of Humanities, and is one of many academic staff working in the broader field of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

Teaching

The History of Christianity

Modern Christianity

Christianity in New Zealand

Ranters and Radicals

Preferred Areas of Supervision

  • Seventeenth-century English religious history
  • The Puritans
  • John Owen
  • Richard Baxter
  • The history of Christianity in New Zealand

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Main Research Interests

  • Richard Baxter
  • John Owen
  • The Puritans
  • Radical religion in seventeenth-century England
  • Intellectual history

Current Research

  • The relationship between two leading figures within the Puritan/Nonconformist community of seventeenth-century England: Richard Baxter (1615-1691) and John Owen (1616-1683). This is the focus of a book I am writing, which is under contract to Ashgate, for publication in 2011.
  • Working on a collaborative project to edit a scholarly edition of Richard Baxter’s eight-hundred-page autobiography, the Reliquiae Baxterianae. It will be published in several volumes by Oxford University Press, in 2016.
    The Reliquiae Baxterianae Project

Publications

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