Graduate Theological Union

Christopher Ocker

San Francisco Theological Seminary
Professor of Church History
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1991

ThM and PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary

Phone: 415/451-2876

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • The Reformation
  • The History of the Interpretation of the Bible
  • The History of Theology
  • Religious Conflict and Pluralism
  • The Entanglement of Religions

Selected Publications

  • Politics and Reformations: Histories and Reformations—Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Brady, Jr. (Coordinating editor with co-editors Michael Printy, Peter Starenko, Peter Wallace), E.J. Brill, 2007.
  • Church-Robbers and Reformers in Germany, 1525-1547, E.J. Brill, 2006.
  • Biblical Poetics before Humanism and Reformation, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • "After Beryl Smalley: Thirty Years of Medieval Exegesis, 1984-2013," Journal of the Bible and Its Reception 2, 2015.
  • "The Four Senses of Scripture," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, De Gruter, 2014.
  • "The Physiology of Spirit in the Reformation: Medical Consensus and Protestant Theologians," Miracle Stories Revisited, Mohr Siebeck, 2013.