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John Coffey is a Professor of Early Modern History, with a particular interest in the rich and complex history of Protestantism in Britain and America. He read History at Cambridge and did his PhD at Churchill College, where he became a Junior Research Fellow in 1994. After a year as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London, he moved to the School of Historical Studies at Leicester where he has published on various aspects of early modern Protestant culture:
His most recent book is Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr. (2013) surveys the political use of the Exodus story and the idea of Jubilee from the Reformation and early modern revolutions to abolitionism and the African American freedom struggle.