Dr Chris R. Langley

Chris Langley is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British History at Newman University, Birmingham. His work explores the development of Reformed Protestant identity in seventeenth-century Britain and Ireland especially in Scotland. He is particularly interested in how Reformed Protestants worshipped and interacted on a day-to-day basis with their Church and what this tells us about the relationship between congregation, minister and Church hierarchy. Chris completed his doctorate at Aberdeen in 2012 after undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Birmingham.

Most of his work addresses questions of worship and ecclesiology. Routledge published my first book Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638-1660 in late 2015 and an edited volume The Minutes of the Synod of Lothian and Tweeddale, 1648-1659 came out in mid-2016. He is currently completing a monograph entitled Cultures of Care: Domestic Welfare and the Church of Scotland, c. 1600-1689 as well as other pieces on the mid-seventeenth century Church settlement in Scotland.