Chris Gehrz

Chris Gehrz
Visiting Oxford, England in 2012

Professor of History

Educational Background

A.B., College of William and Mary
M.A., M.Phil., and PhD, Yale University

Courses Taught

Research Interests

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

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