G.W. CarlsonProfessor Emeritus of History and Political Science

Educational Background

B.A., Bethel College
M.A. and PhD, University of Minnesota

Courses Taught

  • GES440P Christian Nonviolence
  • POS/PHI/HIS360 Classics in Western Political Thought

Research Interests

G.W. retired from full-time teaching in 2012 after having been on faculty since 1968, teaching everything from Russian history to political philosophy. He is one of the editors of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity, edits the newsletter The Baptist Pietist Clarion, and has collaborated with colleague Diana Magnuson on two histories of Bethel: the 125th anniversary booklet Persevere, Läsare, and Clarion and a chapter in Five Decades of Growth and Change: The Baptist General Conference and Bethel College and Seminary, 1952-2002.

G.W. died on February 12, 2016.

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