David Kling, Ph.D.


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David Kling CV

David Kling has been at the University of Miami since 1986, serving initially in an administrative capacity before joining the Department of Religious Studies in 1993. He is the author of A Field of Divine Wonders: The New Divinity and Village Revivals in Northwestern Connecticut, 1792-1822 (Penn State Press, 1993; Winner of the Kenneth Scott Latourette Prize in Religion and Modern History); The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times (Oxford University Press, 2004;  Featured "Editor's Choice" selection of the History Book Club); and co-editor of Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad: Historical Memories, Cultural Movements, Global Horizons (University of South Carolina Press, 2003). He is currently completing his fourth book, A History of Christian Conversion, and is also an area editor for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, 30 vols. (de Gruyter, 2009--). In addition to book chapter contributions and encyclopedia entries, he has published journal articles in Church History, History of Education Quarterly, Religion and American Culture, Journal of Men’s Studies, and Journal of Health Psychology. Kling is a specialist in American religious history and the history of Christianity. He regularly teaches REL 131, Religion in American Life; REL 232, A Global History of Christianity; REL 335, American Religion in Modern Film; and REL 236, Cults and New Religious Movements in America (January Intersession). Other recent course offerings include REL 361, Religion and Youth in Contemporary America; and REL 255: Religion and Sports.

Course offerings in Fall 2018:

REL 131 - Religion in America


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