Graduate Theological Union

Eldon G. Ernst

Eldon G. ErnstAmerican Baptist Seminary of the West
Emeritus Professor of American Church History

At GTU since 1967

PhD, Yale University 1968
MA, Yale University 1965
MDiv, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, 1964
BA, Linfield College, 1961

Phone: 510/526-1571

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Christianity in U.S. History
  • Religious History of the North American Pacific Region
  • American Social Christianity
  • American Religious Historiography
  • Religion in the American West

Selected Publications

  • "The Emergence of California in American Religious Historiography," Religion and American Culture, 2001.
  • Pilgrim Progression: The Protestant Experience in California, (with Douglas Firth Anderson), Volume II of The Religious Contours of California: Windows to the World's Religions, Fithian Press, 1993.
  • "The Baptists." In Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience, Charles Scribners' Sons, 1988.
  • "American Religious History from a Pacific Coast Perspective." In Religion and Society in the American West: Historical Essays, University Press of America, Inc., 1987.
  • Without Help or Hindrance: Religious Identity in American Culture. The Westminster Press, 1977. Second Edition, University Press of America, Inc., 1987.
  • Moment of Truth for Protestant America: Interchurch Campaigns Following World War I. American Academy of Religion and Scholars Press, 1974.