Graduate Theological Union

Ronald D. Burris

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

Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2002

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA
BA, University of California, Davis CA

Phone: 510/841-1905 ext. 231

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

  • Wisdom from Africa: Theological Reflections on the Confessions of St. Augustine, Wipf & Stock Pub, 2016.
  • Where is the Church? Martyrdom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa from the Second to the Fifth Century, Resource Publication, 2012.