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Heather Warren

Associate Professor


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Oxford
  • Master of Divinity (MDIV), Emory University
  • Master of Arts (MA), Johns Hopkins University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Johns Hopkins University


Research Interests

  • American religious history: the many forms of Protestantism and its relation to American culture since the colonial period
  • The Christian Realists
  • Cooperation among Protestant and Jewish religious educators in the 1920s
  • Character in 20th-century, mainline Protestantism

Selected Publications​

  • "The Discipline and Habit of Theological Reflection," with Joan L. Murray and Mildred M. Best, Journal of Religion & Health, 41, no. 4 (Winter, 2002)
  • "Authority and Grace: A Response to Robert Bellah," The Hedgehog Review, 4, no. 1 (Spring, 2002)
  • "The Shift from Character to Personality in Mainline Personality, 1935-1945," Church History (September, 1998)
  • "Character, Public Schooling, and Religious Education, 1920-1934," Religion and American Culture (Winter, 1997)
  • Theologians of a New World Order: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Christian Realists, 1920-1948 (NY: Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • "Educating for God and Country: Cooperation among Jewish and Christian Religious Educators, 1927-1933,"Religious Education (Spring, 1996)
  • "Intervention and International Organization: American Reformed Leaders and World War II," American Presbyterian Journal of Presbyterian History (Spring, 1996)
  • "The Theological Discussion Group and Its Impact on American and Ecumenical Theology, 1920-1945, Church History (December, 1993)

Selected Awards and Grants

  • Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute for Women in Higher Education and Faith-Based Organizations, 2001
  • David E. Harrison Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 1999
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Z Society, 1998