- U78001 The Early Church
- U78002 Liberation Theology
- U78003 Grasping the Nettle
- U78004 Making Moral Choices
- U78028 Ecumenism
- U78029 Atheism and the Problem of Evil in Literature
- U78038 Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust
Academic and research interests
- Religious History of early modern and modern Britain (broadly 1600-1900);
- Historical theology
- History of Universities;
- Welsh history;
- Church and State, the Church and politics.
Research and consultancy projects
- 2009-10 Visiting Research Fellow, Baylor University Texas, working on sermon studies and culture 1688-1901.
- Reviews Editor, Archives, the journal of the British Records Association.
- Co-Editor, Wesley and Methodist Studies
Current major research projects
- Oxford Handbook on the British Sermon 1689-1901 (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012)
- Ashgate Companion to World Methodism, (Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming, 2012)
- "Professor William Gibson is speaking in November 2010 at an International Conference on Princely Chapels in France" http://www.archives.cg54.fr/archives/Uploads/images%20HTML/37/file/Colloque_Luneville/Luneville2010_programme.pdf
- “‘From Wicked Town to Peaceable Borough’” University of Winchester research seminar 2008.
- “‘None But Presbyterian Baptism’: Samuel Wesley and the Lay Baptism Controversy”, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, 2009
- “Fletcher’s Bishop: Methodism and Bishop James Beauclerk of Hereford”, Religion Gender and Industry Conference, 2009.
- “‘The Improvement of the Clergy’: The Work of Archdeacon Thomas Sharp of Northumberland, 1723-57”, Early Modern Sermons Seminar, Birmingham University, 2009
- “Round Table on the British Sermon” Western Conference on British Studies in Arizona, October 2009
- “Samuel Wesley” American Historical Association/American Society of Church History joint meeting in San Diego in January 2010.
Director of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History
- Teaching in secondary, further and higher education
- Inspection roles in HMI, Ofsted and ALI
- Book chapters
- Britain 1660-1850 (vol 3 in the History of Britain series), Constable Robinson, 2010
- Religion, Politics and Dissent, 1660-1832, Ashgate Publishing, 2010
- James II and the Trial of the Seven Bishops , Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- Religion & the Enlightenment, 1600-1800: Conflict and the Rise of Civic Humanism in Taunton, Oxford, Peter Lang & Co, (2007)
- Benjamin Hoadly, The Original and Institution of Civil Government, Discuss'd, AMS Press, 2007, Edited with an Introduction by William Gibson.
- Religious Identities in Britain, 1660-1832, edited with Robert Ingram, Ashgate Publishing, 2005.
- The Enlightenment Prelate: Benjamin Hoadly 1676-1761 , James Clarke & Co, Cambridge, 2004
- Religion and Society in England and Wales, 1689-1800, Leicester UP/Cassell, 1998
- The Church of England 1688-1832: Unity and Accord, Routledge, 2001.
- A Social History of the Domestic Chaplain, 1530-1840, Leicester University Press/Cassell 1996
- ‘The Conformity of Samuel Wesley Reconsidered’ Methodist History, vol. XLVII no 2, January 2009
- ‘Mr Wesley’s Business: Debt, Dissenters and Distress, 1705’ in Historical Research, 2009
- ‘A Bishop for Virginia in 1672: a Fragment from Bishop Ward’s Papers’ in Archives, April 2009
- 'Electoral religion in the reign of Charles II and the limits of the confessional state?' in The Historical Journal, 2008.
- ‘The Offscouring of the Earth’: the Pessimistic Theology of Canon Abraham Markland of Winchester in Hampshire Studies, 2007
- Dissenters, Anglicans and the Glorious Revolution: The Collection of Cases in The Seventeenth Century, 2007
- ‘The Persecution of Thomas Emlyn, 1703-1705’ in The Journal of Church and State, vol. 48, 2006
- ‘William Talbot and Church Parties 1688-1730’ in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, January, 2007