Darin D. Lenz, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D., Kansas State University
  • M.A., Villanova University
  • M.A., AGTS at Evangel University
  • B.A., California State University, Bakersfield
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Publications & Presentations

  • Select Publications:
  • “‘Hail Luther’s Contribution’: A Sixteenth-Century Reformer in Cold War America,” Church History and Religious Culture (formerly: Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis) 98, no. 3-4 (December 2018): 448-476.
  • “‘St. Mark of Calcutta,’ Spiritual Geography, and Pentecostal Medical Missions in Twentieth Century India,” Indian Church History Review 52, no. 2 (July 2018): 11-31.
  • Civil Religion and American Christianity, edited by Liam Atchison, Keith Bates, and Darin D. Lenz (Mountain Home, AK: Border Stone Press, 2018).
  • “Civil Religion, War, and American Pentecostals,” in Civil Religion and American Christianity, edited by Liam Atchison, Keith Bates, and Darin D. Lenz (Mountain Home, AK: Border Stone Press, 2018), 173-205.
  • “Faith in the Hearing: Gospel Recordings and the World Mission of Joy Ridderhof (1903- 1984),” Studies in Church History 53 (2017): 420-434.
  • “Reflection on Silence” in Reflecting Silence: Perspectives on Shusaku Endo’s Masterpiece, compiled by The Clapham Group (New York: Macmillan, 2016), 20.
  • “‘Citizens of the World’: Nationalism, Ecumenical Missions, and the Idea of World Unity before the First World War,” Social Sciences and Missions 28, no. 1-2 (Spring 2015): 32-56.
  • “‘Loyalty to our Heavenly Country’: British Christianity and the First World War,” in Remembering Armageddon: Religion and the First World War, edited by Philip Jenkins (Waco, TX: ISR Books/Baylor University, 2015), 25-42.
  • “‘A Peculiar Charm’: The Story of George Müller of Bristol in Mid-Nineteenth Century America,” in Culture, Spirituality, and the Brethren, edited by Neil T. R. Dickson and Thomas J. Marinello (Troon, Scotland: Brethren Archivists and Historians Network, 2014), 277-290.
  • “‘Visions on the Battlefields’: Alexander A. Boddy, Early British Pentecostalism, and the First World War, 1914-1918,” The Journal of Religious History 32, no. 3 (September 2008): 281-302.
  • Select Presentations:
  • “‘Missions—Methodists—Moderates,’: St. Andrews University Magazine and the Missionary Debate of the mid-1820s,” 2019 Summer Conference on “Inspiration and Institution,” Ecclesiastical Historical Society, University of Durham, England, July 17, 2019
  • “Immersed in Dependency: American Missionaries, Empires, and India in the 1830s,” for the workshop on “Maritime Missions: Religion, Ethnography and Empires in the Long Eighteenth Century,” German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., May 25, 2019
  • “‘On the Sacred Soil’: Remembering June 1918 and the U.S. Marines who fought in France,” for the Public History Institute Conference, “America in the Trenches: A centennial exploration of America’s involvement in the Great War,” California State University, Bakersfield, October 13, 2018
  • “‘They wrote a like glorious page in the history of our land with those of the other great churches in America’: The Two World Wars, Civil Religion, and American Pentecostals,” 2018 Winter Meeting of American Society of Church History Winter Meeting on “Christianity and the Political Order,” Washington, D.C., January 4, 2018
  • “German Pietism: ‘God-pleasing Reform’ of the Reformation, 1675 to the present,” for the symposium on “Ethics, Theology, and the Reformation at 500,” Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series, The Ethics Center, sponsored by California State University, Fresno, and St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, Fresno, CA, October 26, 2017
  • “‘Hail Luther’s Contribution’: A Sixteenth-Century Reformer in Cold War America,” American Catholic Historical Association/ American Society of Church History Joint Spring Meeting, Berkeley, CA, April 8, 2017
  • “‘Foolish Conformity to these Empty Customs’: American Missionaries in British India, 1830-1857,” 2016 Summer Conference on “The Church and Empire,” Ecclesiastical Historical Society, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, July 28, 2016
  • “‘Fed by Faith’: Making the Story of George Müller into a New Tradition of Living Piety in Nineteenth Century Print Culture,” XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), University of Erfurt, Germany, August 24, 2015
  • “Faith in the Hearing: Gospel Recordings and the World Mission of Joy Ridderhof (1903-1984)” 2015 Summer Conference on “Translating Christianity,” Ecclesiastical Historical Society, University of York, England, July 29, 2015
  • “The Historian as Missionary: Reflecting on the Life and Work of Kenneth Scott Latourette,” Conference on Faith and History Biennial Conference entitled, “Christian Historians and Their Publics,” Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, September 25, 2014
  • “‘Citizens of the World’: Nationalism, Ecumenical Missions, and the Idea of World Unity before the First World War,” Panel on Religious Globalization in the 20th century: Theory and Practice of the Oikoumene, Fourth European Congress on World and Global History, École normale supérieure, Paris, France, September 5, 2014
  • “‘Loyalty to our Heavenly Country’: British Christianity and the First World War,” Remembering WWI, Baylor University Symposium sponsored by the Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, Waco, TX, March 19, 2014