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Andrew Russell

Job Titles

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of General Studies
    Master of Divinity, Bethel Seminary
  • Adjunct Professor
    General Education, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel

2013

Education

  • Saint Louis University - Ph.D., 2013
  • Bethel Seminary - M.A. Theological Studies, 2005
  • Northwestern College - B.S. Mathematics Education and Biblical Studies, 2001

Research interests

The Keswick Movement, Religious Practices, the Modern Missionary Movement, the East African Revival, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards

Biography

Andrew grew up in Indiana and Minnesota. After several years of teaching high school mathematics, he pursued theological studies at Bethel Seminary. In 2013 he completed a Ph.D. in Historical Theology at Saint Louis University. His dissertation examined the Keswick movement and missions. Andrew participates in several professional associations, including the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the Wesleyan Theological Society. He has published several articles about evangelical history and theology. Andrew and his wife Stacy were married in 2004. Their children, Elizabeth and Benjamin, were born in 2008 and 2009. All four members of the Russell family are avid Indiana basketball fans. 

Courses Taught

American Christianity
Church History Survey

Early Church to the Reformation

History of World Missions

Christianity and Western Culture

Greek and Roman Antiquity Through the Middle Ages

Publications

“Counteracting Classifications: Keswick Holiness Reconsidered,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 49, no. 2 (2014).


“Polemical Solidarity: John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards Confront John Taylor on Original Sin,” Wesleyan Theological Journal 47, no. 2 (2012): 72-88.



“Edinburgh Forgotten: The Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Disappearance of an Epoch-Making Conference,” Missiology: An International Review 39, no. 4 (2011): 473-484.

Presentations

"The East African Revival and Keswick Spirituality: Western, African, or Both?" Spring Meeting, American Society of Church History, April 2015.


The ‘Higher Life’ Theology in the High Imperial Age: Defeatism or Triumphalism?” Annual Meeting, Wesleyan Theological Society, March 2015.



“Polemical Solidarity: John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards Confront John Taylor on Original Sin,” Annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion, November 2012.



“John Wesley on Original Sin: The Common Denominator of All Religious Traditions,” Annual Meeting, Wesleyan Theological Society, March 2012.

“A Tale of Two Brethren: Edmund Gosse and Garrison Keillor’s Portrayal of the Plymouth Brethren,” Annual Meeting, Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature, October 2011.


“Edinburgh Forgotten: The Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Disappearance of an Epoch-Making Conference,” Annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion, October 2010.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American Academy of Religion
American Society of Church History

Wesleyan Theological Society

Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity

Hobbies and Interests

Running, College Basketball, Classical Music