Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies
Michael Snape was educated at the University of Birmingham, and has held academic positions at Westhill College of Higher Education (1994-1999) and at the University of Birmingham (1999-2015). He has published extensively on Christianity and conflict in the modern world, and especially on the religious experience and impact of the First and Second World Wars in Great Britain and North America. He has a particular interest in the reception and use of the Bible in the British and American armed forces.
God and Uncle Sam: Religion and America’s Armed Forces in World War II, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2015, xv + 704 pp. ISBN: 9781843838920.
‘War, Religion and Revival: the United States, British and Canadian Armies in the Second World War’ in C. Brown and M. Snape (eds), Secularisation in the Christian World, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010, pp. 135-57. ISBN: 9780754661313.
The Back Parts of War: The YMCA memoirs and letters of Barclay Baron, 1915 to 1919, Church of England Record Society, Volume 16, 2009, xiii + 290 pp. ISBN: 9781843835196.
God and the British soldier: religion and the British Army in the First and Second World Wars, London: Routledge, 2005, xv + 315 pp. ISBN: 0415334527. Shortlisted for the Templer Medal for Military History in 2005.