At the moment, I’m working on the following projects:


The rise and fall of Christian Ireland.


J. N. Darby and the birth of dispensationalism (New York: Oxford University Press, contracted for 2021). I explored some initial contexts for this project in “John N. Darby, dispensational eschatology, and the formation of trans-Atlantic evangelicalism,” Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Religions- and Kulturgeschichte 110 (2016), pp. 99-109, and “John Nelson Darby’s Bible,” in Riches of the Rylands: The special collections of the University of Manchester library(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015), pp. 166-67.

The human intellect will break itself to pieces against the glory of the divine revelation.” (J. N. Darby, 1834)


The T&T Clark companion to John Owen, a projected 240,000 word companion text, with many outstanding contributors, which I am co-editing with John Tweeddale (London: T&T Clark, under contract, 2021). I am writing a chapter on “Owen and politics” and co-authoring a second on “Reading Owen.”


John Owen’s social network: Friends, rivals, and the literary culture of nonconformity, Routledge Studies in Early Modern Authorship (London: Routledge, contracted for 2024). The first fruits of this project are available as “Lucy Hutchinson’s theological writings,” Review of English Studies (forthcoming); “The experience of dissent: John Owen and congregational life in revolutionary and Restoration London,” in Michael Davies, Anne Dunan-Page and Joel Halcombe (eds), Church life in seventeenth-century England: Pastors, congregations, and the experience of dissent (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019), pp. 119-35; “John Owen, Lucy Hutchinson, and the experience of defeat,” The Seventeenth Century 30 (2015), pp. 179-90; and “John Owen, Renaissance man? The evidence of Edward Millington’s Bibliotheca Oweniana (1684),” Westminster Theological Journal72:2 (2010), pp. 321-32.