Priscilla Pope-Levison

Research Professor of Practical Theology


Office Location

Selecman 303b




Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1989; M.Div. Duke Divinity School, 1983; B.A., DePauw University, 1980

Teaching Specialties

Methodist History and Theology, Women’s Studies, Theory and Practice of Evangelism

Research Interests

Women's Studies, History of American Christianity, Wesleyan Studies, Contextual Theology, Evangelism, Ecumenism

Selected Publications

:: Models of Evangelism (Baker Academic, 2020)

:: Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era (NYU Press, 2014).

:: Sex, Gender, and Christianity, co-edited with John R. Levison (Cascade Books, 2012).

:: Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

:: Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible, co-edited with John R. Levison (John Knox Press, 1994).

:: Jesus in Global Contexts, co-authored with John R. Levison (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992).

Professional Distinctions

Co-Principal Investigator, Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative Grant and Thriving Congregations Grant from the Lilly Endowment. Recipient of the Bell Scholar Award (2023); Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, General Commission of Archives and History, UMC (2022); Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University (2018) and the Manchester Wesleyan Research Centre (2016); Past president, Wesleyan Theological Society (2018) and the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church (2014-2017); Editorial board member: Wesleyan and Methodist Explorations Series (Cascade Books), Methodist Review and Routledge Methodist Studies Series

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