Graduate Theological Union

Ronald D. Burris

Ronald BurrisAmerican Baptist Seminary of the West
Associate Professor of Church History

At GTU since 2002

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA
B.A., University of California, Davis CA

Phone: 510/841-1905 ext. 231
E-mail: ronaldburris@earthlink.net

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • The major African fathers: Tertullian, Cyprian and St. Augustine
  • The theology and history of the Church in North Africa
  • The history of the first four ecumenical councils
  • The history and theology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Civil Rights movement as it relates to the theology of justice and love

Selected Publications

  • Where is the Church? Martyrdom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa from the Second to the Fifth Century, Resource Publication, 2012.