Paul F Cooper is the author of these articles and blogs. Paul holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, a BD (Hons) from London University, ThL from the Australian College of Theology, TheolM from the Melbourne College of Divinity, MEd from the University of Technology, Sydney and a PhD in History from Macquarie University, Sydney. His particular field of interest is in NSW Nineteenth Century Philanthropy and Australian Presbyterian History. He is the author of More Valuable than Gold, the philanthropy of John and Ann Goodlet and is editor with David A Burke of Burning or Bushed – the Presbyterian Church of Australia 40 years on and also Read in the Light – the 1901 Declaratory Statement of the Presbyterian Church of Australia all published by Eider Books. He is a Research Fellow of Christ College, Sydney the theological college of the Presbyterian Church in the State of NSW and is Secretary of the Evangelical History Association.