Ben Hartley (M.Div ’00, Th.D. ’05)

in Alumni/ae Profiles
July 9th, 2013

Ben Hartley has been teaching at Palmer Theological Seminary since 2005. In addition to courses in Christian mission and the history of world Christianity Professor Hartley teaches United Methodist History and Early Doctrine each year. Professor Hartley’s second book, Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston was published in 2011 by the University Press of New England (at Dartmouth). The previous dissertation version of that work received the 2007 “Outstanding Dissertation” Award from the Wesleyan Theological Society and the Jesse Lee Prize, an award given once every four years by the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church. At Palmer he also serves as the Director of United Methodist Studies and is an ordained deacon in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Ben Hartley’s website and blog may be viewed at He graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a M.Div. in 2000 and again with a Th.D. in 2005.