Dr. Jared Burkholder, chair of the history and political science department at Grace College and director of the school’s Office of Faith, Learning, and Scholarship, has been appointed a Snowden Fellow at the Young Center for Pietist and Anabaptist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. During his fellowship, Burkholder will work on an expansion of his dissertation, which focused on the Moravians during the Great Awakening in North America.
“I would like to expand my previous work on the Morovians to include other groups and how they have impacted religion in America,” said Burkholder. “The long term goal is to publish a book. In the short term, I will be giving a lecture here at the Young Center on how Pietists have been looked upon as both heretics and heroes of the faith.”
Burkholder coedited The Activist Impulse: Essays on the Intersection of Anabaptism and Evangelicalism (Wipf and Stock, 2012) and Becoming Grace: Seventy-Five Years of Christian Higher Education at Grace College and Theological Seminary (BMH, Forthcoming) and has written articles in several periodicals.
“The staff at the Young Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Jared Burkholder as our Snowden Fellow for 2014,” said Jeff Bach, director of the Young Center. “Jared’s expertise in Pietism and his research interests in the interfaces of Pietism and evangelicalism add great insight and conversation to our collective research work at the Young Center. We are happy to have a scholar of Pietism with his strong capabilities here this semester.”
Dr. Burkholder has taken a sabbatical this fall from his duties as associate professor of American and world history to be in residence at Elizabethtown for the fellowship. He will be presenting a lecture for the public at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, at the Young Center.