Professor of Religion
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 527-5248

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Oberlin College, B.A. in Religion, l968 >University of Chicago, M.Th. in Ministry, l970
University of Chicago, M.A. in Christian Theology, l973
University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Christian Theology, l980
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Study at University of Heidelberg, West Germany, l975-77
HONORS: B.A. cum laude
Fellowship from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, l975-77
Whitman College Garrett Faculty Fellow, 1992-1996
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: American Academy of Religion 19th Century Theology Working Group of the A.A.R.
Schleiermacher Group of the A.A.R.

The Concept of Glaubenslehre: Ernst Troeltsch and the Theological Heritage of Schleiermacher. Academy Series, Volume 44. Scholars Press, l983. (co-editor). Papers of the l9th Century Working Group, Vol. IX. Berkeley: Graduate Theological Union, l983.

"Troeltschs Begriff der Glaubenslehre." Troeltsch Studien, Band 4: Umstrittene Moderne. Edited by Friedrich Wilhelm Graf and Horst Renz. Gtersloh: Gerd Mohn, l986.

"Troeltsch and the Theological Heritage of Schleiermacher." New Athenaeum/Neues Athenaeum, Volume One (l989): l99-222.

"Theology After Ritschl: The Case of Troeltsch," in Sheila Briggs and Richard Busse, eds., Papers of the Nineteenth Century Theology Working Group, Vol. XV (1989): 55-70.

"The Historical Consciousness and the Study of Theology," in Edward Farley and Barbara Wheeler, eds., Shifting Boundaries: Contextual Approaches to the Structure of Theological Education, Westminster/John Knox (1991).

Translation of Ernst Troeltsch, "Die Dogmatik der `religionsgeschichtlichen Schule'," "The Dogmatics of the History-of-Religions School," in James Luther Adams and Walter Bense, eds., Ernst Troeltsch: Religion in History, Fortress Texts in modern Theology (Fortress, 1991), pp. 87-108.

Revisioning the Past: Prospects of Historical Theology. Coedited with Mary Potter Engel. Fortress Press (1992).

"Rethinking the Christian Doctrine of Sin: Friedrich Schleiermacher and Hick's `Irenaean Type'." The Journal of Religion, 74:2 (April, 1994), 199-217.

"Rethinking the Christian Doctrine of Sin: Ernst Troeltsch and the German Protestant Liberal Tradition," Zeitschrift fr neuere Theologieschichte/ Journal for the History of Modern Theology, Volume 1 (1994): 226-250.

"Revelation and the Doctrine of Faith: Historical Revelation within the Limits of Historical Consciousness," The Journal of Religion 78:1 (January, 1998), 38-63.

“Testing Liberalism’s Conceptuality: The Relation of Sin and Evil in Schleiermacher’s theology,” in Theodore M. Vial and Mark A. Hadley, eds., Ethical Monotheism Past and Present: Essays in Honor of Wendell S. Dietrich.  Brown Judaic Studies, Vol. 329 (Providence, 2001), 138-154.

“Religious Controversies Shouldn’t Be Oversimplified,” Walla Walla Union Bulletin, 1/14/2001, Panorama p. 19.

s.v. “Bousset, Wilhelm,” “Harnack, Adolf von,” “History of Religions School (Religionsgeschichtliche Schule),” “Liberalism (the Protestant Liberal Tradition/s),” “Troeltsch, Ernst,” articles in The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History , Westminster-John Knox (forthcoming).

“Adolf von Harnack as Historian and Theologian,” in Darrell Jodock, David C. Ratke, and Charles J.T. Talar, eds., Papers of the Nineteenth Century Theology Group, Vol. XXXIV (2003), 142-170.

s.v. “Schleiermacher’s Theology,” Encyclopedia of Christianity (Eerdmans, Brill, 1999ff), Vol 4: 852-863.

“Sin and Redemption,” in Jacqueline Mariña, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Schleiermacher (Cambridge, 2005), pp. 129-149

“The Role of the Protestant Confessions in Schleiermacher’s The Christian Faith,” Journal of Religion 87:3 (July, 2007): 355-385.

s.v. “Historical Theology,” “Historicism,” History,” in Dawn de Vries and B. A. Gerrish, eds., The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology, Westminster-John Knox Press (forthcoming)

“Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834)” in Mark Elliott et al., eds. The Oxford Guide to the Reception of Augustine, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)

Review of Anders Jeffner, Kriterien Christlicher Glaubenslehre. Journal of Religion 58:2 (April, l978): 2l6-2l7.

Review of George Rupp, Culture Protestantism. Journal of Religion 60:3 (July, l980): 352-353.

Review of Karl-Ernst Apfelbacher, Fr”mmigkeit und Wissenschaft. Journal of Religion 60:3 (July, l980): 353-355.

Review of George Schmidt, Principles of Integral Science of Religion. Journal of Religion 63:l (January, l983): 92-94.

Review of J>rgen Moltmann, The Trinity and the Kingdom. Journal of the> American Academy of Religion, 5l:2 (June, l983): 326-327.

Book note on Wayne Johnson, Theological Method in Luther and Tillich. Religious Studies Review 9:3 (July, l983): 247.

Review of Robert Rubanowice, Crisis in Consciousness--The Thought of Ernst Troeltsch. Mitteilungen der Ernst- Troeltsch Gesellschaft II (Augsburg, l983): ll5-ll7.

Review of John Thiel, God and Word in Schleiermacher's Dialektik and Glaubenslehre. Journal of Religion 65:l (January, l985): l23-l25.

Review of Horst Renz and Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, eds., Troeltsch Studien, Band 3: Protestantismus und Neuzeit. Journal of Religion 66:l (January, l986): 80-8l.

Review of Gordon Michalson, Lessing's Ugly Ditch: A Study of Theology and History. Journal of Religion 66:4 (October, l986): 449-450.

Review of Ninian Smart et al., Nineteenth Century Religious Thought in the West, Volume III. Journal of Religion 67:3 (July, l987): 379-380.

Book note on Ernst Troeltsch, Protestantism and Progress. Religious Studies Review l4:2 (April, l988): l63-l64.

Review of Yasukata Toshimasa, Ernst Troeltsch: Systematic Theologian of Radical Historicality. Journal of Religion 68:3 (July, l988): 463.

Book Note on W. G. T. Shedd, The Doctrine of Endless Punishment. Religious Studies Review l6:3 (July, l990): 24l.

Book Note on Ernst Troeltsch, The Christian Faith, translated by Garrett Paul. Religious Studies Review 18:2 (July, 1992), p. 218.

Review of Maureen Junker, Das Urbild des Gottesbewuátseins: Zur Entwicklung der Religionstheorie und Christologie Schleiermachers von der ersten zur zweiten Auflage der Glaubenslehre. Journal of Religion 73:3 (July, 1993): 418-419.

Review of Hans-Georg Drescher, Ernst Troeltsch: His Life and Work. Journal of Religion 74:2 (April, 1994): 260-262.

Review of Konrad Fischer, Gegenwart Christi und Gottesbewuátsein: Drei Studien zur Theologie Schleiermachers. Journal of Religion 74:3 (July, 1994): 399

Review of Georg Pfleiderer, Theologie als Wirklichkeitswissenschaft: Studien zum Religionsbegriff bei Georg Wobbermin, Rudolf Otto, Heinrich Scholz und Max Scheler. Journal of Religion 74:3 (July, 1994): 415-416.

Review of George Yamin, Jr., In the Absence of Fantasia: Troeltsch's Relation to Hegel. Journal of Religion 75:2 (April, 1995): 291-292.

Book Note on Robert Lee Vance, Sin and Self-Consciousness in the Thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Religious Studies Review 22:4 (Oct. 1996): 334.

Book Note on Thandeka, The Embodied Self. Religious Studies Review,

Review of Arie Molendijk,Zwishen Theologie und Socziologie: Ernst Troeltschs Typen der christlichen Gemeinschaftsbildung. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, December, 1997