James O. Duke

James Duke, Professor of the History of Christianity and the History of Christian Thought at Brite Divinity School, received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has taught at the University of Montana and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where he was a member of the Doctoral Faculty in Historical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. He is recipient of the TCU Deans' Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Catherine Saylor Hill Award for Faculty Excellence. His publications include translations of German theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher as well as studies in the history of theology in North America, history and doctrine of the Stone-Campbell movement, and theological methodology. He has served as editor of American Academy of Religion publications and at present is on the editorial team preparing The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History. He is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Some of his many books include: How to Think Theologically, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006; Sources of Christian Theology in America, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999; Makers of Christian Theology in America, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997; Christian Faith Seeking Historical Understanding: Essays in Honor of H. Jack Forstman, Macon, Ga: Mercer University Press, 1997


The Formation of the New Testament Canon

Makers of Christian Theology in America