Grove City College announced today that Carl R. Trueman, one of America’s foremost Christian voices and an accomplished church historian, will join the faculty in the fall.
In addition to his role as a full time professor in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies, Trueman will advance the College’s strategic goals of enhancing the Christian environment and expanding the College’s influence in the marketplace of ideas. Trueman is a regular contributor to the journal First Things and his blogs and podcasts have a wide following.
“Grove City College welcomes Dr. Trueman to our college community. His extraordinary intellect and highly regarded scholarship will profoundly impact our students. Dr. Trueman’s expertise fits squarely within our mission and distinctives to promote an understanding of the Christian worldview, the foundations of free society and the love of neighbor,” President Paul J. McNulty ’80 said. “He will join a remarkably strong group of Christian scholars in our Biblical and Religious Studies department. He will also assist with preaching in our Sunday night vespers service and contribute to the Center for Vision & Values.”
Trueman is currently the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program at Princeton University, holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and serves as pastor of Cornerstone Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pa. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and master’s degree from St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, England.
“Grove City College has enjoyed great success in its ability to attract leading Christian scholars like Dr. Trueman to its ranks, enhancing academic excellence and the Christ-centered learning and living environment we offer our students.” McNulty said.
“Grove City College’s exclusive focus on undergraduate education is very appealing,” Trueman said. He is looking forward to working with students as they develop their mature worldview and discover their unique callings. He was also attracted by the College’s historic independence.
Trueman previously served on the faculties of the universities of Nottingham and Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. His academic interests focus on the Reformation, church history and sixteenth and seventeenth century intellectual history, and his work has been published in volumes from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Brill, Ruprecht, the International Journal of Systematic Theology and other scholarly outlets. His most recent focus is on historical issues surrounding the development of notions of human personhood as they connect to the development of social mores and political tribalism.
He is the author and co-author of more than a dozen books, including “Reformation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” “The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind,” “The Creedal Imperative,” “John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man” and “Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History” and most recently (with his friend, the Lutheran scholar, Robert Kolb), “Between Wittenberg and Geneva: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in Conversation.” He co-hosts “The Mortification of Spin” podcast and is regular contributor to its blog.