Glen O'Brien is Senior Lecturer in Church History and theology in the Sydney College of Divinity. A Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church, he is an employee of the Salvation Army and serves as Head of Humanities at Booth College in Sydney. He has degrees in theology and biblical studies from Kingsley College and Asbury theological Seminary, and completed a PhD in history at La Trobe University. His articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals and he is co-editor of a forthcoming history of Australian Methodism. Married to Lynda, he has four children and three grandchildren.