Dr. Robert Bruce Mullin
Office: Seabury Hall, Fourth Floor
Professor Mullin's wide-ranging scholarly interests are reflected in his seven books, including Episcopal Vision/American Reality: High Church Theology and Social Thought in Evangelical America (1986); Miracles and the Modern Religious Imagination (1996); and The Puritan as Yankee, a biography of Horace Bushnell, the preeminent American theologian of the nineteenth century (2002). While still in graduate school, Professor Mullin discovered the autobiographical narrative of Samuel Seabury III, which he edited for publication as Moneygripe's Apprentice (1989). With Russell Richey he co-edited a volume of essays, Reimagining Denominationalism (1994). A second edition of his most recent book, A Short World History of Christianity (2008), will be published in 2014. Among his more than fifty articles, book reviews, and chapters in volumes are an essay on nineteenth-century American biblical hermeneutics and the battle over slavery (1983); an essay for Beliefnet on recent developments in the Anglican Communion (2006); a survey of the Anglican tradition for the Encyclopedia of Religion in America (2010); and a survey of American theology from Jonathan Edwards to Reinhold Niebuhr for the Oxford Handbook to the Reception History of Christian Theology (forthcoming). He is currently the North American editor for a new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. His next book will deal with the rise and fall of the concept of American Protestantism between 1900 and 1970.