David Kling, Ph.D.


Ashe 521 A
Office hours: TR 3:30-4:30pm
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 (published by Penn State Press in 1993 and winner of the Kenneth Scott Latourette Prize in Religion and Modern History), The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times (published in 2004 by Oxford University Press and a 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 (published in 2003 by the University of South Carolina Press). He is currently working on a 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--). Kling is a specialist in American religious history and the history of Christianity. He regularly teaches REL 131, Religion in American Life, REL 232, History of Christianity, and REL 405, American Religion in Modern Film. His other course offerings include Religious Fundamentalisms of the Modern World, Reformation Europe, Global Christianity in the 20th Century, The Millennium: Religious and Social-Psychological Perspectives, Cults and New Religious Movements in America, Religion and Youth in Contemporary America, and Dimensions of Religious Conversion.

Course offerings in Fall 2017:

REL 131 - Religion in America


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