Patrick Whitworth

Patrick Whitworth read Modern History at Christ Church Oxford, and a Theology MA in Reformation Studies under T. H. L. Parker at Durham. He has spent over 40 years in Anglican Ministry, most recently in Bath, and in retirement facilitates lay and clergy training alongside his writing. He is married to Olivia with four grown up children and three grandchildren.

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Englishness and the Church

The history of England cannot be understood without first understanding the history of the Church, argues Partrick Whitworth, author of a major new history of Christianity in England. There has been a wave of interest in what it means to be English in recent years. New books have abounded on th…

Added about 3 years ago.

Matthew: the Gospel of Fulfilment

GUEST BLOG: Patrick Whitworth explores the distinctiveness of the Gospel of Matthew. His new book, Gospel of Fulfilment, is the second in his series of study guides on the Gospels; in it he shows how Matthew’s Gospel was not only a manual for discipleship for its first-century readers b…

Added about 5 years ago.

Luke: The Gospel for the Outsider

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Patrick Whitworth explores what makes Luke's record of Jesus' teachings unique amongst the Gospel writers, and why this account is particularly relevant to our lives today. Each of the Gospels is written from a particular standpoint and with a particular audienc…

Added about 5 years ago.

What is the value of Church history?

GUEST BLOG: Patrick Whitworth, author of Suffering and Glory, explores some of the lessons that we can learn from early Church history, many of which are still very relevant today. As another volume of Church history is published, you might ask yourself the question: what is the value of Chu…

Added about 6 years ago.

Shaping the World to Come

Why were the fourth and fifth centuries such a crucial yet turbulent time for the universal Church? Patrick Whitworth outlines why these were such formative years for Christianity in these slides from the launch of his new book, Constantinople to Chalcedon: The Shaping of Things to Come. Intri…

Added about 7 years ago.

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