Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD Professor

Timothy H. Wadkins, PhD
Office: CT-1003
Phone: 888-2824

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
BA, San Jose State University
Timothy Wadkins, PhD is a historian of Christianity, and received his PhD from a joint program of the Graduate Theological Union and University of California at Berkeley. His research and publishing ranges widely from theological controversies in the years leading up to the English Civil War (1640), to the history of American Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism, to modern third world theological issues. His latest publication (Christian Century, November 14, 2006) is a study of Pentecostal growth in modern El Salvador and he is preparing an anthology on the history of global Pentecostalism.  

For the past six years, as part of his Peter Canisius Distinguished Professorship, Wadkins has led a series of summer immersion programs on the history and modern manifestations of Christianity in the Philippines, Mexico, El Salvador, and India. Wadkins is also the director of the Institute for the Global Study of Religion and facilitates the lecture series, Conversations in Christ and Culture. When he is not teaching, writing, and leading seminars in third world countries he is busy helping his wife Tracy raise two young children and playing golf whenever and wherever the opportunity presents itself.

  • Specializes in the History of Christianity, especially modern third world
  • Currently engaged in a book project on Pentecostalism in El Salvador: Getting Saved in El Salvador: The Preferential Option of the Poor
  • Director, Institute for the Global Study of Religion

Appendix from forthcoming LARR article Protestant Growth and Change in El Salvador