Christopher H. Evans

Professor of History of Christianity and Methodist Studies
(617) 353-3272
AB Syracuse University
M.Div Boston University School of Theology
Ph.D. Northwestern University (in the joint program with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)

Dr. Evans came to STH in 2010 after several years on the faculty of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School where he served as professor of church history. His teaching and scholarship focuses on the history of Christianity, American religion, United Methodist history, and ministry studies. He is the author of several books, articles, and reviews including, The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture (co-edited with William R. Herzog II), The Kingdom is Always but Coming: a Life of Walter Rauschenbusch that received an Award of Merit for the best work in history/biography from Christianity Today magazine, Liberalism without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition, and Histories of American Christianity: an Introduction. His latest book, The Social Gospel in American Religion was recently published by New York University Press. An ordained elder in the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Dr. Evans has lectured, preached, and taught in numerous church and professional settings and been a presenter at several academic conferences.