Editor: Dr Peter Forsaith

Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History.


Dr Peter Forsaith

Peter Forsaith is an historian of religion, culture and society in 18th century Britain, focusing upon the social impact of the evangelical revival; and the links between art and religion. He was visiting scholar at Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas; January-February 2002.

Peter has researched areas of Methodist-related history over more than 25 years and lectured in Britain and the U.S.A. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, member of the Society of Archivists and serves on various Methodist history-related bodies including the Methodist Church Listed Buildings Advisory Committee and The Charles Wesley Society (British secretary and Executive member)

He has had a diverse career, originally in catering and working mostly in social/caring settings, before joining Westminster College, Oxford in 1995 to run a 'widening participation' project working with black and Asian groups.