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

  • ‘Foolish Conformity to these Empty Customs’: American Missionaries in British India, 1830-1857,” 2016 Summer Conference on “The Church and Empire,” held by the Ecclesiastical Historical Society, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, July 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
  • Book Chapters:
  • “‘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 (Scotland: BAHN, 2014), 277-290.
  • “‘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, 2015).
  • Articles:
  • “€˜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.
  • “Visions on the Battlefields’: Alexander A. Boddy, Early British Pentecostalism, and the First World War, 1914-1918,” in The Journal of Religious History 32, no. 3 (September 2008): 281-302.
  • “History, Theology, and Interpretation: The Ephrata Cloister, A Case Study in Public History,” in Concept: Graduate Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 26 (Spring 2003): 67-88.
  • Encyclopedia/ Reference Works:
  • “Christendom beyond the West [A.D. 1000-1500],” and “Bar Hebreaus” in World History Encyclopedia, edited by Alfred J. Andrea, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
  • “Missions (of California),” in Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America, edited by Christopher Bates, Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2010.
  • “George Muller,” in Encyclopedia of Christian Literature, edited by George Thomas Kurian and James D. Smith III, Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2009.
  • “Social Gospel,” in Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age, edited by James Ciment. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2008.
  • Book Reviews:
  • Reviews appear in the following journals: Church History, Religious Studies Review, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Fides et Historia, Journal of Religious History, Teaching History: A Journal of Methods and Pneuma
  • Select Presentations:
  • “Faith in the Hearing: Gospel Recordings and the World Mission of Joy Ridderhof (1903-1984)” 2015 Summer Conference of the 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, 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 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, Waco, TX, March 19, 2014
  • “‘St. Mark of Calcutta’ and the Pragmatic Spirit in Pentecostal Medical Missions,” Health Healing, and Medicine in the History of Christian Missions and World Christianity, Meeting of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT, June 28, 2013
  • “‘A Particular Charm’: The Story of George Müller of Bristol in Mid-Nineteenth Century America,” Fourth International Brethren History Conference, Carberry Tower, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 9, 2009