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Dr. Powell has been a member of the OBU faculty since 2004, specializing in nineteenth-century British religion, culture, and politics. He is currently working on a study William Gladstone's early political career. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Liberal History.
EducationPh.D., Texas Tech University
- HIST 2013: European Civilization: History
- HIST 2023: Western Civilization: History
- HIST 3123: East Asia: Politics and Culture
- HIST 3463: Modern Europe, 1815-Present
- HIST 3513: Britain from 1603
“Select Document: W. E. Gladstone, ‘Parliamentary Doings with the Irish Church’.” Irish Historical Studies 42, no. 161, forthcoming.
"Simplicity and the Religious Past in Victorian Britain." Nineteenth-Century Prose 43/1-2 (Spring/Fall 2016): pp. 436-44.
Guest Editor. "Religion and Prose," a special number of Nineteenth-Century Prose 39/1-2 (Spring/Fall 2012), including "Our Conversations Always Were Serious," pp. 527-40
"Gladstone and the Colonial Church Clause: An Episode in Church-State Relations, 1849-1850," in Tradition and Formation: Claiming an Inheritance: Essays in Honour of Peter C. Erb, ed. Michel Desjardins and Harold Remus (Kitchener, Ont: Pandora Press, 2008): 153-172.
"This Ball of Liberty," Books & Culture, (Jan./Feb. 2008): 36-38.
"Eric Clapton: Suspectible to Truth," in First Things, On the Square, 7 Jan. 2008: online