Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Michael Gladwin

Dr Michael Gladwin

BA DipEd (Canberra), MA (Hons) (ANU), PhD (Cambridge)

Michael Gladwin is Lecturer in History at St Mark's National Theological Centre in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, Canberra. A graduate of the Australian National University and the University of Cambridge, his research interests include the religious and cultural history of Australia and the British Empire, with a particular interest in the relationship between religion and war in Australian history. Michael is the author of Captains of the soul: a history of Australian Army chaplains (2013) and Anglican clergy in Australia, 1788–1850: building a British World (2015). He is currently editor of St Mark's Review, one of Australia's leading theological journals.

Michael's teaching spans early church history, the history of the European Reformations, Christianity in Australian history, modern Christianity in global context, the philosophy of history, and advanced historical research methods. He also supervises research students at Honours, Masters and PhD levels.

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Teaching

  • THL131/410 The Rise of Christianity to 600CE
  • THL132 European Reformations, 1400–1700
  • THL231 Christianity in Australian History, 1788–2000
  • THL330 Global Christianity since 1700
  • THL513 Church History Methodology (Masters level)
  • THL533 Philosophy of Religious History (Masters level)
  • Supervision of research students at Honours, Masters and PhD levels

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Books

  • Michael Gladwin, Anglican Clergy in Australia, 1788–1850: Building a British World, Woodbridge Suffolk, Royal Historical Society and Boydell & Brewer (2015).
  • Michael Gladwin, Captains of the Soul: A History of Australian Army Chaplains, Sydney, Big Sky Publishing (2013).
  • Michael Gladwin (ed.), Preaching Australia: Religion, Public Speech and National Identity, 1788–2000 (in preparation for 2017–18).

Refereed Journal Articles/Book Chapters

  • Michael Gladwin, 'Missions and colonialism', in Joel Rasmussen, Judith Wolfe and Johannes Zachhuber (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought, Oxford University Press (2017).
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Anglicanism in Oceania since 1914', in William Sachs (ed.), The Oxford History of Anglicanism. Vol. 5: Global Anglicanism, 1914 to Present, Oxford University Press (2017).
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Church in Australia', in Thomas Power (ed.), Old World Antecedents, New World Adaptations, Eugene OR, Wipf and Stock (2017).
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Evangelicals and Mission in the Global South', in Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones (eds), Routledge Research Companion to the History of Evangelicalism, Abingdon, Routledge (2017).
  • Michael Gladwin, 'The Bigger Picture: the Imperial and Metropolitan Context of Australia's First Libel Case, in Peter Bolt (ed.), The Philo Free Controversy, Oxford, Latimer Trust (2017).
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Anzac Day's religious custodians', in Tom Frame (ed.), Anzac Day Then and Now, New South Press, Sydney (2016), pp. 90–111.
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Journeying on the shoulders of giants', in Jeanette Mathews (ed.), God, by degrees: a practical guide for new theological students, Canberra, Barton Books, 2014, pp. 59–68. 
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Marsden's generals: the metropolitan roots of Marsden's mission', in Peter G Bolt and David B Pettett (eds), Marsden's Mission: the beginnings of the Church Missionary Society in New Zealand, viewed from New South Wales, Oxford, Latimer Trust, 2014, pp. 13–29. 
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Preaching and Australian public life, 1788–1914', St Mark's Review, no. 227 (February 2014), 1–14.
  • Michael Gladwin, ' "Captains of the soul": the historical context of Australian Army chaplaincy, 1913–2013', Australian Army Chaplaincy Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (December 2013).
  • Michael Gladwin, 'Looking forward by understanding backwards: a historical context for Australian Army chaplaincy's future challenges', Australian Army Chaplaincy Journal, vol. 1, no. 1 (December 2013).
  • Michael Gladwin, ' Flogging Parsons? Australian Anglican clergymen, the magistracy and convicts, 1788–1850', Journal of Religious History, vol. 36, no. 3 (2012), 1–18.
  • Michael Gladwin, 'The Book of Common Prayer in colonial Australia and the British Empire, 1788–1918', St Mark's Review, 222 (November 2012), 75–89.
  • Michael Gladwin, 'The journalist in the rectory: Anglican clergymen and Australian intellectual life, 1788–1850', History Australia, vol. 7, no. 4 (December 2010), 56.1–28.
  •  Michael Gladwin, 'Anglican clergymen, science and religion, 1820–1850', in Peter Clark and Tony Claydon (eds), God's Bounty? The Churches and the Natural World, Woodbridge Suffolk, Boydell & Brewer (2010), pp. 293–306.

Other Publications

  • Editor, St Mark's Review (including regular editorials), 2014 to present.  
  • 'The British Library: a guide for Cambridge graduate students', Gown, Issue 12, August 2008.
  • 'Missions, politics and the printed word: Richard Watson's political writing, 1813–33', conference paper delivered at Methodist Missionary Society History Project Conference, November 2006, published online at: [http://www2.div.ed.ac.uk/other/mms/mmspapers.htm], January 2007.
  • 'Fighting reason', Wartime: Official Magazine of the Australian War Memorial, Issue 36, July 2006. 

Conference and Seminar Presentations

  • 'The mobilisation of Army chaplains for Australia's twentieth century wars', conference paper, Australian Historical Association conference, University of Wollongong, 8–12 July 2013.
  • "Captains of the soul': the historical context of Australian Army chaplaincy', invited keynote presentation, Royal Australian Army Chaplains' Department (RAAChD) Corps conference at Mittagong NSW, 28–29 May 2013.
  • 'Looking forward, understanding backward: historical context for Australian Army chaplaincy's future challenges', invited keynote presentation, Royal Australian Army Chaplains' Department (RAAChD) Corps conference at Mittagong NSW, 28–29 May 2013.
  • "British sinews sadly misapplied": Anglican clergymen, convicts and the abolition of transportation to the Australian colonies', Australian Historical Association biennial conference, Perth, Western Australia, 5–9 July 2010.
  • 'The Prayer Book and the flag? Anglican clergymen, Australia and the British Empire, 1788–1850', paper presented at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London and the Modern Religious History since 1750 seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 10 June 2010.
  • "A new Britannia in the Southern Seas"? Britons in Australia, 1788-2010', paper presented at the Regional Historiography Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 28 May 2010.
  • 'The Prayer Book and the flag? Anglican clergymen, Australia and the British Empire, 1788–1850', paper presented at the Themes in the Modern History of Religion seminar, University of Oxford, 24 May 2010.
  • 'A revival of "militant imperial Anglicanism"? Recruiting Anglican clergymen for the Australian colonies, 1788–1850', paper presented at the World History Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 26 November 2009.
  • "College puppies we want none of": the recruitment of Anglican clergymen for the Australian colonies, 1788–1850', paper presented at the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience (CTE) seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, 17 September 2009.
  • 'Flogging parsons or blogging parsons? Anglican clergymen in colonial Australia, 1788–1850', Australian Historical Association regional conference, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 30 June–3 July 2009.
  • 'Australian colonial clergymen, science and religion, c.1820–1850', Ecclesiastical History Society conference, National University of Ireland, Galway, 24–26 July 2008.
  • 'The two faces of Samuel Marsden, missionary to Australia and New Zealand, 1794–1838', Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity conference, Edinburgh University, 3–5 July 2008.
  • "O the folly of this politico-theology": Methodist missions, abolition and political thought, 1813–33', invited paper presented at the Modern British History Workshop, University of Cambridge, 26 November 2007.
  • "O the folly of this politico-theology": Methodist missions, anti-slavery and political thought, 1813–33', Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity conference, Yale University, 28–30 June 2007.
  • 'Missions, politics and the printed word: Richard Watson's political writing, 1813‑33', conference paper delivered at Methodist Missionary Society History Project conference, Sarum College, Salisbury, England, 14–15 November 2006.insert div

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