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Matthew Bingham


Matthew Bingham, BA, MDiv, PhD, FRHistS


Director of Postgraduate Studies, Lecturer in Systematic Theology and Church History

Theological education at Oak Hill College integrates biblical, theological, historical, and practical studies into a coherent vision for ministry in the twenty-first century."

Matthew teaches systematic theology and church history, and his research focuses primarily on religion in early modern England. Originally from the United States, he studied history at UCLA and received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds a PhD in history from Queen’s University, Belfast, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Matthew is the author of Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution (2019, OUP) and has published peer-reviewed articles in The Journal of Ecclesiastical HistoryThe Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist StudiesThe Seventeenth Century, Church History: Studies in Christianity and CultureThemelios, and the Journal of British Studies (forthcoming). He has also co-authored On Being Reformed: Debates over a Theological Identity (2018, Palgrave Macmillan).

Before coming to Oak Hill, Matthew served as a pastor in the United States and Northern Ireland, and he aims to equip students for ministry by encouraging careful, historically informed theological reflection. He is married to Shelley and they have four children: Amelia, John, James, and David.


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