The Director

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Dr. Ryan N. Danker was named the Director of the John Wesley Institute in October 2021. Danker is an author, historian, and scholar of modern English Christianity. He has degrees from Northwest Nazarene University, Duke University, and Boston University. His doctoral research ultimately became his first monograph, Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism (IVP Academic, 2016). Danker edited Exploring a Wesleyan Political Theology (GBHEM, 2019), co-edited The Next Methodism (Seedbed, 2022), and was the general editor of The Faith Once Delivered (Seedbed, 2024). Danker is currently finishing a monograph on the context of the Evangelical Revival in eighteenth-century Britain. He has published articles in the Wesleyan Theological Journal, the Proceedings of the Charles Wesley Society, Methodist Review, and Wesleyan and Methodist Studies. His popular work has appeared in The Living Church, New Directions, and Firebrand Magazine where he is also an assistant editor. Danker has extensive work in ecumenical efforts. He has served on the faculty of Greensboro College and Wesley Theological Seminary. He has taught at Trinity School for Ministry and Virginia Theological Seminary.

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