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Dr. John Ashley Null


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Akademisches Curriculum vitae



I.  Education

University of Cambridge, England (2016) BD

            Topic:  Essays on Thomas Cranmer


University of Cambridge, England (1995) PhD

Thesis:  ‘Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance’

Awards:  Fulbright Graduate Study Award (1990-1); Overseas Research Award

(1991-3), Archbishop Cranmer Studentship (1992-4), Archbishop Cranmer Prize (1993) and Lightfoot Scholarship (1993-4)


Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT (1985) MDiv; (1989) STM

Thesis:  ‘Repentance Reconsidered: Towards a Recovery of Anglican Identity’

Awards: Distinguished STM Thesis, Jarvis Alumni Fellowship


Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (1982) BA in English (Major), History (Minor)



II. Current Academic Affiliations as an Independently-Supported Scholar

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2012-2018) DFG-Research-Project “Thomas Cranmer as Theological and Liturgical Reformer”, (since 2018) Visiting Fellow for Cranmer Research

St. John’s College, University of Durham, UK (since 2013) Visiting Fellow in Anglican Studies

Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge (since 2003) Visiting Fellow for Cranmer research

Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia (since 2003) Visiting Lecturer in Anglican Studies


III. Other Professional Associations

Alexandria School of Theology, Alexandria, Egypt (since 2018) Chairman of the Board

Alexandria School of Theology, Alexandria, Egypt (2017) Member of Governing Board

St. Mark’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Alexandria, Egypt (since 2015) Canon Theologian

Society of Antiquaries, London, UK (since 2009) Fellow

Royal Historical Society, London, UK (since 2008) Fellow

Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas (since 2005) Canon Theologian

Church of England Record Society, London, UK (since 1998) Member


IV. Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

Christian in Sports, Oxford, UK (2018) Research Fellowship for Sports Theology

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2012-18), see above

The Episcopal Church, New York, NY (2016-2017) Conant Fund Grant for Cranmer Research

The Episcopal Church, New York, NY (2013-2014) Conant Fund Grant for Cranmer Research

The Episcopal Church, New York, NY (2009) Scaife-Anderson Fellow in Eastern Orthodoxy

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY (2009) St. Vladimir Scholar

Faculty of Theology and Religion, Durham University, UK (2009) Alan Richardson Fellow

Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX (2008) Visiting Fellow

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY (2006-2007) Fellow

Episcopal Church Foundation, New York, NY (2006) Special Discretionary Grant Recipient

National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC (2005-2006) Fellow

Anglican and Eastern Churches Association (2005) Grant Recipient

Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz, Germany (2004 –2005) Stipendiat

St. Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden, UK (2004) Moorman Scholar

Historical Society of the Episcopal Church USA (2002) Grant Recipient

Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany (2001-2) Gastforscher

University of the South, Sewanee, TN (2000) Scholar-in-Residence


V. Previous Academic Employment

Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2015) Adjunct Professor

Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA (2014-15) Adjunct Professor

Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada (2012) Adjunct Professor

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2008-11) Lehrbeauftragter

Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA (2007) Trotter Visiting Professor

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (2002-4) Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


VI.  Annual Lectures

Matriculation Lecture and Sermon, Nashotah House, WI (2019)

Reformation Conference, Moore College, Sydney, Australia (2019)

Clergy Study Day, Diocese of Southwark, UK (2017)

Explore Day, Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, University of Durham, UK (2017)

Commencement Speaker, Alexandria School of Theology, Alexandria, Egypt (2017)

‘Alexandrian Tradition in the English Reformation’, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt (2016)

Annual Lecture, George Whitefield College, Cape Town, South Africa (2015)

Commencement Speaker, Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia (2015)

Annual Anglican Institute Lecture, Ridley Theological College, Melbourne, Australia (2015)

Peter Toon Memorial Lecture, Church Society, London, UK (2014)

Commencement Speaker, George Whitefield College, Cape Town, South Africa (2013)

Annual Lecture, George Whitefield College, Cape Town, South Africa (2012)

Moore College Lectures, Moore College, Sydney, Australia (2009)

Commencement Speaker, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA (2009)

Janani Luwum Memorial Lecture, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda (2005)

Simeon Lectures, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA (2002)

St. Antholin Lecture, St. Antholin Lectureship in Puritan Divinity, London, UK (2000)


VII.  Artist Residency Programs

Civitella Ranieri Center, Umbertide, Italy (2008) Director’s Fellow for Writing

Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME (2007) Writer-in-Residence


VIII.  Cure of Souls

Goodenough College, London, UK (1996-99) Chaplain and Research Fellow

Fettes College, Edinburgh, UK (1994-5) Interim Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Liberal, KS (1988-90) Rector

Grace Church and School, New York, NY (1985-7) Asst. Minister and Chaplain









A. Books


Thomas Cranmer and the Efficacious Word of God (Oxford: University of Oxford Press, forthcoming)


Co-editor, Reformation Anglicanism: A Global Vision for Today (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2017).


Divine Allurement: Cranmer’s Comfortable Words (London: Latimer Press, 2014).


Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance—Renewing the Power to Love (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).


B. Book Chapters


‘Thomas Cranmer’s Reputation Reconsidered’, in D. J. Crankshaw and G. W. C. Gross, eds, Reformation Reputations (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).


‘Protestant England: From Movement to Institution’, in Dorothea Wendebourg, Euan Cameron, and Martin Ohst, eds., Sister Reformations III: From Reformation Movements to Reformation Churches in the Holy Roman Empire and the British Isles (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2020), pp. 3-26.


‘Bucer's Writings in Cranmer's Edwardian Eucharistic Papers', in Strasbourg and the English Reformation: Alsatian Contributions to the Formation of the Church of England, eds Jean-Jacques Chardin, Gerald Hobbes and Rémi Vuillemin (Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2018), pp. 69-93.


 ‘The Jews in English Reformation Polemic’, in Protestantismus - Antijudaismus – Antisemitismus, eds Martin Ohst, Andreas Stegmann and Dorothea Wendebourg (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017), pp. 119-143.


‘Thomas Cranmer’, in Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction, eds Justin S. Holcomb and David A. Johnson (New York, N.Y.: NYU Press, 2017), pp. 219-233.


Introduction and Notes, ‘Admonition to Peace’, in The Annotated Luther: Chrisitan Life in the World, ed. Hans J. Hillerbrand (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2017), pp. 280-334.


‘The Gift of Divine Love in English Frömmigkeitstheologie and its Relation to the Protestant Church of England’, in Contritio: Annäherungsversuche an Schuld, Scham und Reue, eds Julia Enxing and Katharina Peetz (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017).


‘Reformation Pastoral Care in the Olympic Village’, in Sports Chaplaincy: Trends, Issues and Debates, eds A. Parker, N. J. Watson, and J. B. White (Farnham: Ashgate, 2016), pp.  120-131.


 ‘Anglican Life and Learning’, in Liberal Learning, eds. Jonathan Yonan and Gary W. Jenkins (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Papers, 2015), pp.  91-112.


‘Good Disagreement and the Reformation’, in Good Disagreement, ed. Andrew Atherstone (London: LionHudson, 2015), pp. 95-120.


‘Thomas Cranmer’s Reading of Paul’s Letters’, in Reformation Readings of Paul, eds Jonathan Linebaugh and R. Michael Allen (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015), pp. 211-33.


‘Divine Allurement: Thomas Cranmer and Tudor Church Growth’, in Towards a Theology of Church Growth, ed. David Goodhew (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015), pp. 197-215.


 ‘A Reformation Chiasmus: Marriage’s Reformation in Germany and England’ in Schwesterreformationen II: Reformation und Ethik in der deutschen und englischen Reformation, eds Dorothea Wendebourg and Alec Ryrie (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), pp. 207-28.


‘Comfortable Words: Thomas Cranmer’s Gospel Falconry’, in Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F. M. Zahl, eds John D. Koch, Todd H. W. Brewer (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2013), pp. 218-42.


‘Cranmer and Sixteenth-Century Anglican Ecclesiology’ and ‘Anglican Identity’ in Church of the Triune God: Understanding God’s work in his people today, ed. Michael Jensen (Sydney: Aquilla Press, 2013), pp. 71-86, 191-203.


‘Official Tudor Homilies’ in Oxford Handbook of the Early Modern Sermon, eds Peter McCullough, Hugh Adlington and Emma Rhatigan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 348-65.


‘Princely Marital Problems and the Reformers’ Solutions’, in Sister Reformations: England and the German Empire in the Sixteenth Century, ed. Dorothea Wendebourg (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), pp. 133-49.


‘Conversion to Communion: Thomas Cranmer on a Favourite Puritan Theme’, in Pilgrims, Warriors, and Servants: Puritan Wisdom for Today’s Church—St Antholin Lectures 1991-2000, ed. Lee Gatiss (London: Latimer Trust, 2010), pp. 245-65.


‘“Finding the Right Place”: Professional Sport as a Christian Vocation’ and ‘Some Preliminary Thoughts on Philosophies of Sports Ministry and Their Literature’, in The Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports, eds Donald Deardorff and John White (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 2008), pp. 241-254, 313-66.

‘Anglican Spirituality’, in Inspire: A Parish Reference Resource, ed. Olive Good (Belfast: Church of Ireland Youth Department, 2008), pp. 26-9.


‘Thomas Cranmer and Tudor Evangelicalism’, in The Emergence of Evangelicalism: Exploring Historical Continuities, eds Kenneth J. Stewart and Michael A. G. Haykin (Nottingham: Apollos, 2008), pp. 221-51.


‘The Thirty-Nine Articles and Reformation Anglicanism: Biblical Authority Defined and Applied’, in Anglican Church Leadership in the African Great Lakes Regions, ed. Daniel R. Niles (Mukono, Uganda: Uganda Christian University Publishing, 2005), pp. 1-22.


‘John Redman, the Gentle Ambler’, in Westminster Abbey Reformed, ed. C.S. Knighton and Richard Mortimer (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2003), pp. 38-74.



C. Articles


‘Where There is Love:  Thomas Cranmer’s Vision of Holy Communion’, Trinity Journal for Theology and Ministry 5 (2011) No. 2, 104-25.


‘Thomas Cranmer’s Theology of the Heart’, Trinity Journal for Theology and Ministry 1, (2007), 23-39.


‘Thomas Cranmer and the Anglican Way of Reading of Scripture’, Anglican and Episcopal History 75 (2006), 488-526.


‘The Marian Exiles in Switzerland’, Jahrbuch für Europäische Geschichte 7 (2006), 1-22.


‘Salvation and Sanctification in the Book of Homilies’, Reformed Theological Review 62 (2003), 14-28.



D. Encyclopedia Entries


‘Thomas Cranmer’, in New Dictionary of Theology, 2nd edn (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 2015), p. 305.


 ‘Thomas Cranmer’ and ‘Cuthbert Tunstall (including John Redman)’ in Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, eds Karla Pollmann and Willemien Otten (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013),


‘Thomas Brightman’ in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter Publishing, 2012).


‘Anglikanismus’, ‘Book of Common Prayer’, ‘Low Church’, ‘Neununddreißig Artikel’ and ‘Reformation: England, Schottland und Irland’, in Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit (Stuttgart: Verlag J.B.Metzler, 2005ff).


‘Stephen Baron’, ‘Ralph Morice’, and ‘John Redman’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).


E.  Book Reviews


Brad C. Pardue, Printing, Power, and Piety:  Appeals to the Public during the Early Years of the English Reformation (Leiden: Brill, 2012), in Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 125 (2014), 405-6.


Brad C. Pardue, Printing, Power, and Piety:  Appeals to the Public during the Early Years of the English Reformation (Leiden: Brill, 2012) and Arne Dembeck, William Tyndale (1491-1536): Reformatorische Theologie als kontextuelle Schriftauslegung (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 65 (2014), 916-18.


Hans-Martin Barth, Die Theologie Martin Luthers. Eine kritische Würdigung (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2009), in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 63 (2012), 815-16.


F.  Translations


Johannes Wallmann, ‘Scriptural Understanding and Interpretation in Pietism’ in Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: The History of Its Interpretation, ed. Magne Saebo. Vol.II: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008), pp. 902-925.


G.  DVDs


King James Bible: The Book that Changed the World (Lionsgate Media, 2010) Contributor