Professor of the History of Christianity; Director of Assessment
David’s areas of specialization include Late Medieval, Reformation, and Early Modern church history.
David teaches courses on the history of Christianity, the Reformation, and the Reformed Tradition. He recently finished a book on Martin Luther that explains difficult areas in Luther's theology and another on race and slavery that examines the so-called "Curse of Ham" from Genesis 9.
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David Whitford on Church History
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary (1992)
Ph.D., Boston University (1999)
Editor, Sixteenth Century Journal (SCJ), a leading international journal of the Early Modern Era. SCJ regularly publishes between 20 and 25 articles and hundreds of book reviews each year. If you are interested in submitting an article
Chair, 2017 Commemoration Committee, Society for Reformation Research
Member of the:
Sixteenth Century Society
Society of Reformation Research
Renaissance Society of America
American Historical Association
Amerian Society of Church History.
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Reformation and Early Modern Europe: A Guide
to Research. Truman University Press, 2008.
Caritas et Reformatio: Essays on Church and Society in Honor of Carter Lindberg. Concordia, 2002.
Tyranny and Resistance: The Magdeburg Confession and the Lutheran Tradition. Concordia, 2001.
The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther
Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte
Journal of the Historical Society