Dr Roger Pooley

Title: Honorary Research Fellow
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I read English at Cambridge and write my PhD thesis on John Bunyan, who has remained an interest (I am a past President of the International John Bunyan Society). I taught at Keele for forty years before retiring. I remain an active member of the Early Modern Seminar at Keele.

My main research interests are in the intersection of literature and theology, particularly in the seventeenth century. My current projects are a short study of Bunyan's spiritual journeys, a general book on Apocalyptic in theology and culture, and a seminar course, 'Towards a History of Holiness' for the 2018 Oxford Extra-Mural Summer School of Theology.

Selected Publications

  • POOLEY R. 2010. The Pilgrim's Progress and the line of allegory. In The Cambridge Companion to Bunyan. Dunan-Page (Ed.). Cambridge Univ Pr.
  • Pooley R. 2009. Early Modern Literature. In Companion to the Bible in English Literature. Lemon R, Mason E, Roberts J, Rowland C (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Bunyan J. Pooley R (Ed.). 2009. The Pilgrim's Progress. Penguin Classics.
  • Pooley R. 2008. Bunyan and the Antinomians. In Trauma and transformation: The political progress of John Bunyan. Camden VJ and Conference IJBS (Eds.). Stanford: Stanford Univ Pr.
  • Roger P. 2004. Francis Cheynell. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Ed HCG Matthew & Brian Harrison).

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Books

  • Bunyan J. Pooley R (Ed.). 2009. The Pilgrim's Progress. Penguin Classics.

Journal Articles

  • Roger P. 2004. Francis Cheynell. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Ed HCG Matthew & Brian Harrison).
  • Roger P. 2004. Isaac Ambrose. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Ed HCG Matthew & Brian Harrison).
  • R.F. P. 2004. John Saltmarsh. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Ed HCG Matthew & Brian Harrison).
  • Roger P. 2004. Tobias Crisp. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Ed HCG Matthew & Brian Harrison).
  • Roger P. 2004. William Dell. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Ed HCG Matthew & Brian Harrison).
  • Pooley R. 2003. Donald Davie, Collected Poems and Elizabeth Jennings, New Collected Poems (Review essay). The Glass, 23-25.
  • Pooley R. 2003. Milton, John. Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals.

Chapters

  • POOLEY R. 2010. The Pilgrim's Progress and the line of allegory. In The Cambridge Companion to Bunyan. Dunan-Page (Ed.). Cambridge Univ Pr.
  • Pooley R. 2009. Early Modern Literature. In Companion to the Bible in English Literature. Lemon R, Mason E, Roberts J, Rowland C (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pooley R. 2008. Bunyan and the Antinomians. In Trauma and transformation: The political progress of John Bunyan. Camden VJ and Conference IJBS (Eds.). Stanford: Stanford Univ Pr.
  • Pooley R. 2002. 'The Life and Death of Mr. Badman and Seventeenth-Century Discourses of Atheism'. In John Bunyan: Reading Dissenting Writing (Religious Discourse Vol. 12). Keeble NH (Ed.). Peter Lang, Oxford & Bern.