About Jake Griesel



I am a South African historical theologian living in Cape Town, where I serve at George Whitefield College as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, while also teaching some modules in church history. I am simultaneously also an Extraordinary Researcher at North-West University’s Faculty of Theology, in affiliation with its Unit for Reformational Theology (Ecclesiological Perspectives).

I hold a PhD in historical theology from the University of Cambridge (2019), which focused on John Edwards of Cambridge (1637-1716) and the broader Reformed tradition within the later Stuart Church of England. My current research continues my work in this area, and focuses on the theology of John Pearson (1613-1686), who was successively the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Cambridge and bishop of Chester.

I have a broad interest in Christian doctrine and history, though my primary academic interests are in the Reformed Protestant tradition between the Reformation and the Enlightenment (c. 1560 – c. 1750), particularly, though not exclusively, in the English and Dutch contexts.

Since 2013 I have used this personal blog to post snippets which I have found to be edifying in my reading over the years. I hope you will find the content of this blog as edifying as it has been to me. Soli Deo Gloria.

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