Professor of History
A.B., College of William and Mary
M.A., M.Phil., and PhD, Yale University
- HIS230L World War I
- HIS231L World War II
- HIS290 Introduction to History
- HIS/POS305G The Cold War
- HIS/POS324G Human Rights in International History
- HIS354 Modern Europe
- HIS499 Senior Seminar
- GES130 Christianity and Western Culture (also program coordinator)
- GES160 Inquiry Seminar: Christians and Unity (coming Fall 2017)
Trained in international and modern European history, with particular interest in diplomacy, war, and human rights, Chris is also drawn to the history of education. He recently edited The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons (IVP Academic, 2015) with a group of current and former Bethel profs. He has also helped to make Bethel a center for Pietism studies. He was one of the editors of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Wipf & Stock, 2011) and is currently working with Mark Pattie on The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity (coming later this year from InterVarsity Press). In 2014-2015, he and student Fletcher Warren collaborated on Bethel at War, 1914-2014: A Digital History of a Christian College in Wartime.
Chris is a past winner of the Bethel Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (2009). He blogs regularly at The Pietist Schoolman and The Anxious Bench and has helped produce and host our departmental webisode, Past & Presence.