Professor Timothy Larsen elected as President of the American Society of Church History

The School of Divinity is pleased to announce that Honorary Fellow, Professor Timothy Larsen, has been elected as President of the American Society of Church History.

Professor Larsen will serve as President-Elect in 2024 and President in 2025. This role dates back to the society's foundation in 1888 with Philip Schaff taking up the role. Each year, the American Society of Church History membership elects a new President-Elect and two new members to the Council (including a graduate student Council Member). All active members are eligible to participate in these elections through nominations and voting.

Colour head and shoulders photo of Professor Timothy Larsen

Professor Timothy Larsen

Timothy Larsen is an Honorary Fellow, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, and McManis Professor of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Illinois. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, All Souls College, Oxford, and Christ Church, Oxford, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

He is the author or editor of over twenty books, including Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England, A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians, The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith, John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life, and The Oxford Handbook of Christmas (all with Oxford University Press).

Timothy Larsen's Staff Profile

American Society of Church History

The American Society of Church History (ASCH) is a scholarly community dedicated to studying the history of Christianity and how it relates to culture in all time periods, locations, and contexts.

Their members represent every facet of scholarship.  The ASCH welcomes practitioners of all backgrounds, whether you are a professional academic, middle-school teacher, graduate student, member of the clergy, or an independent scholar.

The ASCH seeks to foster a diverse and inventive community by hosting conferences, publishing the journal Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, maintaining an active digital community, and sponsoring awards for relevant scholarship.

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