Donald Lewis

Donald M. Lewis

Dr. Donald Lewis is professor of Church History at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia

He is a specialist in the history of evangelicalism in the Victorian era, and has written and published extensively in this area. He has written numerous articles and book reviews for both popular and academic periodicals, including Fides et Historia and The American Historical Review. He has recently completed a book on the nineteenth-century background to the rise of Christian Zionism: The Origins of Christian Zionism: Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland (Cambridge University Press, 2009). In addition to recently serving as Regent’s Academic Dean, Dr. Lewis is the Secretary of the College’s Anglican Studies Program.

His first book was a study of the evangelization of London in the nineteenth century: Lighten Their Darkness: The Evangelical Mission to Working-Class London, 1828-1860 (Greenwood Press, 1986; republished by Paternoster in 2002).  He has also sought to open up the academic study of evangelicalism by working for 10 years on The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography: 1730-1860 (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, republished by Hendrickson Publishers, 2004) (2 vols.) which he edited and to which he contributed more than 180 articles.

He has also written numerous articles and book reviews for both popular and academic periodicals and has edited four books including the award-winning volume, Christianity Reborn: The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century (Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2004).

Dr. Lewis holds a BA, DipEd (Bishop’s University), MCS (Regent), DPhil (Oxford), and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Don Lewis and his wife, Lindi, have three children.

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