Early Christianity 



  • Mary Elizabeth Ford-Grabowsky (1986), Interdisciplinary. The Concept of Christian Faith in the Light of Hildegard of Bingen and C. G. Jung: Critical Alternatives to Fowler.
  • David Wesley Johnson (1989), Purging the Poison: The Revision of Pelagius' Pauline Commentaries by Cassiodorus and his Students. Director of Program of Formation in Christian Ministry, Assistant Professor of Spirituality, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, TX
  • Mark Stephen Burrows (1988), Jean Gerson and De Consolatione Theologiae (1418): The Consolation of a Biblical and Reforming Theology for a Disordered Age, published by J.C.B. Moer in 1991. Professor of the History of Christianity, Andover Newton Theological School, MA. His recent book is Minding the Spirit: the study of Christian Spirituality, edited with E.A. Dreyer (2005).
  • Paul Rorem (1980), Biblical and Liturgical Symbols in Pseudo-Dionysius. Dr. Rorem is Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Medieval Ecclesiastical History at Princeton Theological Seminary.
  • Peter Gavin Ferriby (2000), (Medieval; History of Worship) The Development of Liturgical Symbolism in the Early Works of Amalarius of Metz (ca. 775-ca. 850). Librarian, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT 
  • Marianne Meagan Delaporte (2004), The Headless Holy Man: Hilduin of Saint-Denis Lives of Saint Denis. Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
  • JeongWon Soeuh Gabre Johannes  (2007), Knowledge and Action in Hugh of St. Victor’s commentary on the Dionysian Celestian Hierarchy
  • Habib Badr (1992), (Medieval; Mission History), Mission to "Nominal Christians": The Policy and Practice of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and Its Missionaries Concerning Eastern Churches, which Led to the Organization of a Protestant Church in Beirut 1819-1848. Pastor of the Evangelical Church of Beirut and teaches courses at the Near East School of Theology. He is the chief editor of Christianity: A History in the Middle East. Beirut, 2005. Is currently a pastor in Beirut.
  • Jaehyun Kim (2003), Procession and Return in John the Scot, Eriugena is director of the Korea Institute of Advanced Theological Studies; director of Boondang Central House in Seoul, Korea; [email protected].
  • Christopher Ocker (1991), Professor of History at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union, and an affiliate of the History Department at the University of California at Berkeley.  Dissertation: “Interpretation, authority, and religious community in fourteenth-century Germany : the postilla of Johannes Klenkok (c. 1310-1374) on the Acts of the Apostles in its cultural and intellectual contexts,” published in part as Johannes Klenkok: A Friar’s Life, c. 1310-1374 (American Philosophical Society 1993). 
  • Guntram Gerhard Bischoff (1965), The Eucharistic Controversy Between Rupert of Deutz and His Anonymous Adversary


  • Michael Ryan Walker (2011), The Progress of the Kingdom of Christ in John Calvin’s Psychopannychia. Pastor, Scholar in Residence, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX
  •  Andrew Lars Wilson (2008), Black Slaves and Messianic Dreams in Bartolomé de las Casas’s Plans for an Abundant Indies, is living in Strasbourg, France.
  • Jon Delmas Wood (2008), Heinrich Bullinger’s Sermones Synodales: New Light on the Transformation of Reformation Zurich, is teaching at Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis
  • Anna Johnson (2007), Piety and Polemics: Martin Luther’s Reform of Christian Practice, 1518-1520, is teaching at Garrett Evangelical Seminary
  • John Maxfield (2004), Prophets and Apostles at the Professor’s Lectern: Martin Luther’s Lectures on Genesis (1535-1545) and the Formation of Evangelical Identity,  is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Concordia University, Alberta, Canada
  • Austra Reinis (2003), Reforming the Art of Dying: The ars moriendi in the German Reformation (1519-1528), published Ashgate 2007, is Associate Professor of History of Christianity, Missouri State University
  • David Sukwon Choi (2003), Martin Luther's Response to the Turkish Threat: Continuity and Contrast with the Medieval Commentators Riccoldo da Monte Croce and Nicholas of Cusa. Pastor, Praise Presbyterian Church (ED), Somerset, NJ
  •  Haruko Nawata Ward (2001), Women and the Jesuits in the Christian Century (1549-1650) in Japan, is Associate Professor of Church History at Columbia Theological Seminary.
  • Beth Langstaff-Foell (1999), Temporary Gifts: Calvin’s Doctrine of the Cessation of Miracles, is Faculty Associate at Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN, and Interim Director of the Institut zur Erforschung des Urchristentums, Tübingen, Germany.
  • Gary Neal Hansen (1998), John Calvin and the Non-Literal Interpretation of Scripture, is Assistant Professor of Church History at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.
  • Jung-Sook Lee (1997), Excommunication and Restoration in Calvin's Geneva, 1555-1556, is Academic Dean and Church History Professor at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology in Seoul, Korea.
  • Yang-en Cheng (1994), The Theology of the Calvinist Resistance Movement: A Theological Study of the French Calvinist Resistance Literature is Professor of Church History and Vice Principal for Academic Affairs at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary.
  • Aurelio A. Garcia Archilla (1989), Truth in History: Theology of History and Apologetic Historiography in Heinrich Bullingera Presbyterian pastor, is Professor at the College of General Studies of the University of Puerto Rico. 
  • Rodney Lawrence Petersen (1985), Preaching in the Last Days: The Use of the Theme of "Two Witnesses," as Found in Revelation 11:3-13, with Particular Attention to the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries Executive Director, Boston Theological Institute
  • Elsie McKee (1982), John Calvin on the Diaconate and Liturgical Almsgiving, published by Droz, Geneva, 1984, is Archibald Alexander Professor of Reformation Studies and History of Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary.
  • Eddie Louis Mabry (1982), The Baptismal Theology of Balthasar Hubmaier Retired, Professor of Religion, Augusta College, 
  • 1961-1975
    Akira Demura
    (1964), Church Discipline according to Johannes Oecolampadius in the Setting of his Life and Thought. Retired, Professor of Church History, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan
    Brian Gary Armstrong (1967), The Calvinism of Moise Amyraut: The Warfare of Protestant Scholasticism and French Humanism Deceased 2011, Professor of History, Georgia State University
    Tadataka Maruyama (1973), The Reform of the True Church: The Ecclesiology of Theodore Beza Retired, Professor of Church History, Tokyo  


American and Modern European

  • Joshua Ryan Ziefle (2011), The Place of Pentecost: David Johannes du Plessis, the Assemblies of God, and the Development of Ecumenical Pentecostalism.
  •  Kaley M. Carpenter (2009), A Worldly Errand: James L. Barton’s American Mission to the Near East. 
  • Joe L. Coker (2005), Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, 1880-1915.” Published as Joe L. Coker, Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause:  Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement (Lexington, KY:  University of Kentucky Press, 2007). Lecturer, Department of Religion, Baylor University, Waco TX. 
  • Jennifer M. Reece (2002), They Published Glad Tidings: American women in mission and the evangelical sisterhood of letters in the United States and Japan, 1861-1911. Pastor, St. John’s Reformed Church, St. Johnsville, NY. 
  • Franc[es] Grace  (1997), From Sanctuary to Saloon: Carry A. Nation and the Religious Ethos of the Midwestern United States, 1850-1910. Published as Fran Grace. Carry A. Nation: Retelling the Life  (Bloomington:  Indiana University Press, 2001). Professor of Religion, University of Redlands, CA
  • Cynthia Ann Jürisson (1994), Federalist, Feminist, Revivalist: Harriet Livermore (1788-1868) and the Limits of Democratization in the Early Republic. Faculty, HS Faculty Co-Chair, University of Chicago Lab Schools
  • Paul C. Kemeny (1995), The Changing Nature and Role of Religious Worship and Instruction at Princeton University, 1868-1928: An Institutional, Educational, and Social Examination.” Published as Paul C. Kemeny. Princeton in the Nation’s Service:  Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928  (New York:  Oxford University Press, 1998). Professor of Religion and Humanities, Grove City College, PA.
  • Craig D. Atwood (1995), Blood, Sex, and Death: Life and Liturgy in Zinzendorf’s Bethlehem. Published as Craig D. Atwood, Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem (University Park, PA:  Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004). Director of the Center for Moravian Studies, Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, PA. 
  • George Peter Liacopulos (1996), A Comparative Study of Selected Orthodox Missiological Approaches which have Emerged in Response to the Phenomenon of Modernization in American Society. Pastor; also Adjunct Instructor, School of Arts and Humanities, Richard Stockton College, Galloway, NJ. 
  • Wesley Warren Smith, II (1998), Pastoral Care to the Soul of the Nation: Ludwig Ihmels and Germany’s Domestic Crises, 1902-1933 Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Saddle River, NJ.    
  • Douglas M. Strong (1990), Organized Liberty:  Evangelical Perfectionism, Political Abolitionism, and Ecclesiastical Reform in the Burned-over District. Published as Douglas M. Strong, Perfectionist Politics:  Abolitionism and the Religious Tensions of American Democracy (Syracuse:  University of Syracuse Press, 1999). Dean of School of Theology, Seattle Pacific University, WA. 
  • Mary Bernadette Havens (1990), Zinzendorf and the Augsburg Confession: An Ecumenical Vision? Professor of Church History, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Columbia, SC. 
  • Robert Colville Mathewson (1988), Church and State in the Thought of Ernst Troeltsch: The Heidelberg Years Deceased 1995.
  • Richard William Reifsnyder (1984), The Reorganizational Impulse in American Protestantism; The Presbyterian Church (USA) as a Case Study, 1788-1973. Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Va.
  • Miriam Therese Winter (1983), M.M.S., Interdisciplinary, Vatican II in the Development of Criteria for the use of Music in the Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church and their Theological Bases. Professor of Liturgy, Worship, and Spirituality, and Feminist Studies at Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT, and well known for her many musical creations (including “Joy is Like the Rain”). She is the Founder and Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute (1996).
  • Shin Chiba (1983), Transcendence and the Political: A Critical Comparison of Reinhold Niebuhr and Jurgen Moltmann. Professor of Political Thought, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • James Alan Patterson (1980), Robert E. Speer and the Crisis of the American Missionary Movement, 1920-1937 University Professor and Associate Dean, School of Theology and Mission, Union University, Jackson, TN
  • Bruce David Forbes (1977), Evangelization and Acculturation Among the Santee Dakota Indians, l834-1864. Professor of History, Chair, Religious Studies, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA.
  • Belden Curnow Lane (1976), Democracy and the Ruling Eldership; Samuel Miller's Response to Tensions Between Clerical Power and Lay Activity in Early Nineteenth Century America. Professor of Theological Studies at St. Louis University.
  • 1961-1975 
    Edward Bradford Davis
    (1961), Albert Barnes, l798-1870, an Exponent of New School Presbyterianism
  • Aladar Komjathy (1962), The Hungarian Reformed Church in America: An Effort to Preserve a Denominational Heritage
  • Seymour Van Dyken (1963), Samuel Willard, 1640-1707: Preacher of Orthodoxy in an Era of Change
  • James Ellis Wallace (1965), Law and Religion in American Society: A Theoretical Analysis of Relationships
  • William Lester McClellan (1967), Church and Ministry in the Life and Thought of Charles G. Finney
  • David Edwin Thomas (1967), Social Work and Christian Vocations
  • Ernest Colvin Baird (1968), The Professional Socialization of the Negro American Protestant Clergy: A Theoretical Study
  • Earl William Kennedy (1968), An Historical Analysis of Charles Hodge's Doctrines of Sin and Particular Grace
  • Donald Hans Liebert (1968), Religion, Work and Leisure: A Behavioral Science Analysis
  • Richard Franz Lovelace (1968), Christian Experience in the Theology of Cotton Mather
  • Jackson Walker Carroll (1970), Seminaries and Seminarians: A Study of the Professional Socialization of Protestant Clergymen
  • John Niles Bartholomew (1971), Long Range Planning for Local Congregations
  • David Thomas Abalos (1972), The Breakdown of Authority of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States
  • Bruce Ormond Boston (1973), I Respond Although I Will Be Changed: An Examination of the Thought of Eugen Rosenstock-Hussey
  • James David Lynn (1973), The Concept of the Ministry in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1784-1844 Retired.
  • Donald Andre Maxam (1974), A Sociological Analysis of the Church Renewal Movement: A Movement for Change in American Christianity, l950-1969. Retired, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Central College.   



  • Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi (1999), From Christian Continent to Mission Field: The Missional Discourse of the Committee on Operation in Latin America and Protestant Latin Americans Concerning the Missional Needs of Latin America (1910-1938). Dr. Cardoza-Orlandi teaches in Dallas Perkins School of Religion, Southern Methodist University.  
  • Benjamin Thomas Conner, Ph.D. 2009 (MEHR), (2008), Practicing Witness: A Contribution to the Theology of Christian Practices Issuing From a Conversation Between Missional Theology and Craig Dykstra’s Theology of Christian Practices is Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Union Theological Seminary of Virginia.  His book, Practicing Witness, is slated to appear with Eerdmans in 2010.
  • Hyung-jin Park (2008), The Journey of the Gospel: A Study in the Emergence of World Christianity and the Shift of Christian Historiography in the Last Half of the Twentieth Century. Dr. Park teaches in Seoul at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology.
  • Retief Müller (2007), A Traveling Church: The Pilgrimage Culture in South Africa’s Zion Christian Church. Dr. Müller teaches in Daegu, Korea, at Kwandong University. African Pilgrimage Ritual Travel in South Africa's Christianity of Zion, Ashgate Publishing, October 2011.
  • Jonathan Seitz (2007), The ‘Comparative ‘Merits’ of Christian Conversion: Early Diasporic Chinese Protestantism (1803-1840) in Formation. Dr. Seitz is a PCUSA missionary educator on the faculty of Taiwan Theological Seminary, Taipei
  • John Graeme Flett (2007), God is a Missionary God: Missio Dei, Karl Barth, and The Doctrine of the Trinity served for one year (2009) as professor of missiology at the Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea.  In 2010, he began his Habilitation under the supervision of Prof. Henning Wrogamann at the Kirchliche Hochschule of Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany.  His book, The Witness of God, appeared with Eerdmans in 2010.
  • La Seng Dingrin (2006), A Missiological and Theological Critique of Lamin Sanneh’s “Destigmatization” Thesis in the Context of Burma at the Time of Adoniram Judson with Special Reference to Judson’s Tracts in Burmese. Dr. Dingrin pastors the Burmese Church in Philadephia and teaches in the School of Theology, Union University, California.
  • Chad Bauman (2005), Identifying the Satnam: Hindu Satnamis, Indian Christians, and Dalit Religion in Colonial Chhattisgarh (1868-1947). Dr. Bauman teaches in Indianapolis at Butler University. His dissertation came out from Eerdmans in 2008 as Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India, 1868-1947.
  • Karla Ann Koll (2004), Struggling for Solidarity: Changing Mission Relationships between the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Christian Organizations in Central America during the 1980s (Guatemala, Nicaragua). Dr. Koll is a theological educator with the PCUSA in Central America.
  • Vazhayil Varughese (2003), Religion, Renaissance, and Protest: Sanskritization and Protestantization in Kerala, 1888-1936. Dr. Varughese is the principal of a Mar Thoma seminary, Dharma Jyoti Vidya Peeth, in Faridadbad, India.
  • Chang-Uk Byun (2003), Comity Agreements between Missions in Korea from 1884 to 1910: The Ambiguities of Ecumenicity and Denominationalism. Dr. Byun teaches in Seoul at Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary.
  • Arun Jones (2001), Christian Missions in the American Empire: Episcopalians in Northern Luzon, the Philippines, 1902-1946. Dr. Jones teaches in Atlanta at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
  • Sangkeun Kim (2001), Strange Names of God: The Missionary Translation of the Divine Name and the Chinese Responses to Matteo Ricci’s Shangti in Late Ming China, 1583-1644. Dr. Kim teaches in Seoul at the College of Theology, Yonsei University. His dissertation was published by Peter Lang in 2004 as Strange Names of God: the Missionary Translation of the Divine Name and the Chinese Responses to Matteo Ricci’s Shangti in Late Ming China, 1583-1664.
  • Ken Miyamoto (1999), God’s Mission in Asia: A Comparative and Contextual Study of This-Worldly Holiness and the Theology of Missio Dei in M. M. Thomas and C. S. Song. Dr. Miyamoto teaches in Japan at Kobe Shoin Women’s University.
  • Lalsangkima Pachuau (1998), Ethnic Identity and Christianity in Northeast India: A Socio-Historical and Missiological Study with Special Reference to Mizoram. Dr. Pachuau teaches in Kentucky at Asbury Theological Seminary.
  • Scott Sunquist (1990), Narsai and the Persians: A Study in Cultural Contact and Conflict (Zoroastrianism).  Dr. Sunquist teaches at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
  • George Hunsberger (1987), The Missionary Significance of Election as a Foundation for a Theology of Cultural Plurality in the Missiology of J.E. Lesslie Newbigin. Dr. Hunsberger teaches in Hope, Michigan, at Western Theological Seminary.
    Timothy Murere Njoya
    (1976), Dynamics of Change in African Christianity; African Theology Through Historical and Socio-Political Change. Presbyterian minister and Human rights activist, Kenya
  • Hilario Molijon Gomez, Jr. (1977), The Muslim Filipino Rebellion: Meaning and Challenge to the Mission of the Church in the Philippines. Bishop, Co-convenor Bishops-Ulama Forum, Philippines
  • David Bays Calhoun (l983), The Last Command: Princeton Theological Seminary and Missions (l812-l862) Retired, Professor of Church History, Covenant Seminary, St. Louis, MO
  • Charles Wesley Mark (1988), A Study in the Protestant Christian Approach to the "Great Tradition" of Hinduism with Special Reference to E. Stanley Jones and P. D. Devanandan.
  • Efiong Sam Utuk (1988), Africa and the Making of Ecumenical Mission Mandates 1900-1958
  • Richard Alan Grounds (1995), Tallahassee and the Name Game. Chair of the Program Council for Cultural Survival, Tulsa, OK
  • John Gary Lemond (1996), A History of Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, 1913-1993: From Isolation to Ecumenicity. Tao Fong Christian Centre, Hong Kong
  • Chandra Shekar Soans (1999), Dialogue and/or Mission: An Approach to the Theology of Stanley J. Samartha. Pastor, Grace Trinity UCC, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mary Schaller Blaufuss (2000), Goals of the American Madura Mission: A Study of Changing Mission Goals in the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions during the Nineteenth Century. Executive for Volunteer Ministries, United Church of Christ, Cleveland, OH


  • MISSIONS 1961-1975 
    Joseph Harry Haines
    (1962), A History of Protestant Missions in Malaya during the Nineteenth Century,1815-1881 
  • Solomon Era Quila (1963), The Impact of Nationalism upon the Christian Culture of the Philippines
  • Ching-Fen Hsiao (1967), The Life and Teachings of T'An-Luan
  • Tiat Han Tan (1967), The Attitude of Dutch Protestant Missions Toward Indonesian Nationalism, 1945-49
  • Byron Ralph Swanson (1970), Conrad Bergendoff: The Making of an Ecumenist. A Study in Confessionalism and Ecumenism in Early Twentieth Century American Lutheranism
  • Lee Ming Ng (1971), Christianity and Social Change: The Case in China, l920-l950
  • Paul Everett Pierson (1971), A Younger Church in Search of Maturity: The History of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil from 1910 to l959
  • David Sherman Wiley (1971), Social Stratification and Religion in Zambia: A Preliminary Study in Urban Lusaka
  • Donald Rutherford Mitchell (1972), The Evangelical Contribution of James Thomson to South America, l8l8-1825
  • James Forbes Seunarine (1975), Reconversion to Hinduism through Suddhi