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Our Faculty


     Our faculty members are engaged in scholarship and deeply committed to teaching undergraduate students.  Drawn from top graduate programs, they remain active learners in their fields of study and also have a passion for student learning.  These scholar-teachers enthusiastically invite you to join them in the pursuit of lifelong learning.


Faculty Bookshelf


John Fea, Why Study History? Reflecting on the Importance of the Past.  (Baker Academic 2013).


Norman J. Wilson, History in Crisis? Recent Directions in Historiography, 3rd ed. (Pearson 2013).


Bernardo Michael, Statemaking and Territory in South Asia: Lessons from the Anglo-Gorkha War (1814-1816). (Anthem Press, 2012).


Douglas Jacobsen, and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education. (Oxford University Press, 2012).


Eric A. Seibert, The Violence of Scripture: Overcoming the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy. (Fortress Press, 2012).


Crystal Downing, Changing Signs of Truth: A Christian Introduction to the Semiotics of Communication. (IVP Academic, 2012).


John Fea, Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?. (Westminster: John Knox Press, 2011).


Douglas Jacobsen, The World's Christians: Why They Are, Where They Are, and How They Got There. (Oxford: Wiley/Blackwell, 2011).


Emerson B. Powery, Mark: Immersion Bible Studies. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2011).


David L. Weaver-Zercher, Donald B. Kraybill, and Steven M. Nolt, The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010).


John Fea, ed., Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010).


Matthew S. Roth, Bird Silence.  (Woodley Press, 2009).


Eric A. Seibert  Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009).


Michael R. Cosby  Apostle on the Edge: An Inductive Approach to Paul. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).


Michael R. Cosby  Interpreting Biblical Literature: An Introduction to Biblical Studies. ¬†(Grantham, PA: Stony Run Press, 2009).


David L. Weaver-Zercher, Donald B. Kraybill, and Steven M. Nolt  Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008).


Paul Rego, American Ideal: Theodore Roosevelt's Search for American Individualism (Lexington Books, 2008).


John Fea, The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America [Early American Studies] (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).


David L. Weaver-Zercher, and Diane Zimmerman Umble, eds, The Amish and the Media [Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies] (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).


Douglas Jacobsen, and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, eds, The American University in a Postsecular Age (Oxford University Press, 2008).


Susie Stanley, and C. Jeanne Orjala Serrão, eds, Faith and Gender Equity: Lessons Plans Across the College Curriculum (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2007).


Reta Halteman Finger, Of Widows and Meals: Communal Meals in the Book of Acts (Eerdmans Press, 2007).


Eric Seibert, Subversive Scribes and Solomonic Narrative: A Rereading of 1 Kings: 1-11 [The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies] (T. & T. Clark, Publishers, Ltd., 2006).


Crystal Downing, How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith : Questioning Truth in Language, Philosophy, and Art (InterVarsity Press, 2006).


Douglas Jacobsen, and Rodney J. Sawatsky, Gracious Christianity (Baker Academic, 2006).


David L. Weaver-Zercher, and William H. Willimon, eds., Vital Christianity: Spirituality, Justice, and Christian Practice (T. & T. Clark, 2005).


David L. Weaver-Zercher, ed., Writing the Amish: The Worlds of John A. Hostetler (Pennsylvania State University Press 2004).

Crystal Downing, Writing Performances: The Stages of Dorothy L. Sayers (Palgrave MacMillian 2004).


George F. Pickens, African Christian God-Talk (University Press of America, 2004).

Douglas Jacobsen,
Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement ( Indiana University Press, 2003)


John Yeatts, Revelation (Herald Press 2003).


James LaGrand, Indian Metropolis: Native Americans in Chicago, 1945-75 (University of Illinois Press 2002).


Susie Stanley, Holy Boldness: Women Preachers' Autobiographies and the Sanctified Self (University of Tennessee Press 2002).


David L. Weaver-Zercher, ed., Minding the Church: Scholarship in the Anabaptist Tradition (Pandora Press 2002).


Reta Halteman Finger, ed., The Wisdom of Daughters: Two Decades of the Voice of Christian Feminism (Innisfree Press 2001).


Peter K. Powers, Recalling Religions: Resistance, Memory, and Cultural Revision in Ethnic Women's Literature (University of Tennessee Press 2001).


David L. Weaver-Zercher, The Amish in the American Imagination (The Johns Hopkins University Press 2001).


Norman J. Wilson, ed., World Eras: European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600 (Gale Group: 2001).


Joseph P. Huffman, The Social Politics of Medieval Diplomacy : Anglo-German Relations (1066-1307) (University of Michigan Press 2000).


Kim Yúnez, La obra de Felisberto Hernández: nomadismo y creación liminar (Editorial Pliegos 2000)


Larry Lake, and Edward W. Ulrich, eds., Out There Beyond Beyond: The Story of Ed and Elaine Ulrich (Christian Publications 2000).


Michael Cosby, Portraits of Jesus: An Inductive Approach to the Gospels ( Westminster John Knox Press 1999).


Joseph P. Huffman, Family, Commerce, and Religion in London and Cologne: Anglo-German emigrants, c. 1000-c. 1300 (Cambridge University Press 1998).


Douglas Jacobsen, and William Vance Trollinger, eds., Re-forming the Center: American Protestantism, 1900 to the Present (Eerdmans Press 1998).


Susanna Bede Caroselli, Italian Panel Painting of the Early Renaissance in the Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with the University of Washington Press 1994).


Susanna Bede Caroselli, The Painted Enamels of Limoges: a Catalogue of the Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Thames and Hudson 1993).


Reta Halteman Finger, Paul and the Roman House Churches: A Simulation (Herald Press 1993).


John Harles, Politics in a Lifeboat: Immigrants and the American Democratic Order (Westview Press 1993).


Susie Stanley, Feminist Pillar of Fire: the Life of Alma White (Pilgrim Press, 1993).


Paul Nisly, Sweeping Up the Heart: A Father's Lament for His Daughter (Good Books 1992).


Douglas Jacobsen, An Unprov'd Experiment : Religious Pluralism in Colonial New Jersey (Carlson Publishers 1991).


Dean Curry, Global Transformation and Foreign Economic Policy: the Case of United States-European Community Agricultural Relations, 1958-1979 (Garland Publishing 1990).


Dean Curry, A World Without Tyranny: Christian Faith and International Politics (Crossway Books 1990).


Michael Cosby, The Rhetorical Composition and Function of Hebrews 11: in Light of Example Lists in Antiquity (Mercer Press 1988).


Dean Curry, and Myron Augsburger, Nuclear Arms: Two Views on World Peace (Word Books 1987).


Susanna Bede Caroselli, The Casa Marliani and Palace Building in Late Quattrocento Lombardy (Garland Pubishers 1985).


Michael Cosby, Sex in the Bible: An Introduction to What the Scriptures Teach Us About Sexuality (NJ: Prentice-Hall 1984).


Dean Curry, ed., Evangelicals and the Bishops' Pastoral Letter (Eerdmans Press 1984).


Paul Nisly, Why Suffering? (Herald Press 1980).



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