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Associate Professor Tim Cooper

Photo of Tim Cooper. Associate Professor
BA(Hons), PhD (Canterbury), FRHistS

Room: 4S4, Arts Building
Tel 64 3 479 5760

Tim Cooper is Associate Professor of Church History. He has published work on Richard Baxter and John Owen, religious identity, seventeenth-century English Antinomians and the conception of ‘radical’ religion during the English Civil War.

He teaches papers on the global history of Christianity and in 2014 received a University of Otago Teaching Excellence Award.


The History of Christianity

The Reformation

Christianity, Society and Ministry in New Zealand

Team-taught with Professor David Tombs and Dr Lynne Baab

The Puritans

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
  • Religious group identity

Current Research

In addition to several essays and articles on seventeenth-century English religious history, Associate Professor Cooper is currently working with three other editors in Britain to produce a critical edition of Richard Baxter’s 645,000-word autobiography, the Reliquiae Baxterianae, due to be published in several volumes by Oxford University Press in 2017
The Reliquiae Baxterianae Project


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