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Chris Gehrz

Job Title

  • Professor of History
    History, College of Arts and Sciences

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Gehrz teaches courses on international, European, and military history, including the department's travel course in Europe on the history of World War I. His current research focuses on the history of Bethel University and Pietist models of Christian higher education.

Started at Bethel

2003

Education

  • College of William and Mary - B.A. , 1996
  • Yale University - Ph.D., 2002

Courses Taught

  • Christianity and Western Culture
  • Inquiry Seminar
  • Introduction to History
  • Modern Europe
  • World War I
  • World War II

Awards

Bethel University, Edgren Scholars Program for Collaborative Student-Faculty Research, 2014

Bethel University, Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, 2009

Publications

The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity (IVP Academic, late 2017) — co-author

The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons (IVP Academic, 2015) — editor and author of introduction and conclusion

The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Pickwick, 2011) — co-editor and co-author of introduction

Chapter on Bethel College and Seminary in Denominational Higher Education during World War II, ed. John J. Laukaitis (under contract, Palgrave Macmillan)

"The Church of the Bystanders," Christian History Magazine, no. 121 (February 2017): 32-36

"We Will Remember Them," Books & Culture, online (January 2016)

“The Global Reflex: Toward a Transnational Turn in Evangelical Historiography,” Fides et Historia 47 (Winter/Spring 2015): 107-15.

"An Immigrant Church," Friends of Covenant History (Winter/Spring 2015): 3-4.

“Missional Pietists: Lessons from Dale W. Brown and Carl H. Lundquist,” The Covenant Quarterly (August/November 2012): 35-47

“Recovering a Pietist Understanding of Christian Higher Education: Carl H. Lundquist and Karl A. Olsson,” Christian Scholar's Review 40 (Winter 2011): 139-54

Book reviews in Books & Culture, Brethren in Christ History and Life, Fides et Historia, and Mennonite Quarterly Review

Multiple articles in Pietisten and The Baptist Pietist Clarion

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Executive board, Conference on Faith and History

Board of trustees, Minnehaha Academy

Areas of expertise

Gehrz teaches courses on international, European, and military history, including the department's travel course in Europe on the history of World War I. His current research focuses on the history of Bethel University and Pietist models of Christian higher education.

Website

https://pietistschoolman.com