Christopher Gehrz


Chris GehrzChris Gehrz is professor of history at Bethel University. While glad to be back home in Minnesota, Chris spent ten years on the East Coast, studying at the College of William and Mary and Yale University (PhD, 2002). He trained as a European and international historian, and still gets to teach classes on 19th/20th century Europe, the two world wars, and the Cold War. In 2015 Chris collaborated with former student Fletcher Warren on Bethel at War, 1914-2014: A Digital History of a Christian College in a Century of Warfare.

But for the most part, his research has taken him into the histories of Pietism. Chris edited The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Pickwick, 2011) and The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons (IVP Academic, 2015) and co-wrote The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity (IVP Academic, 2017). See also his profile of Philipp Jakob Spener for Christianity Today.

Most recently, Chris wrote Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot (Eerdmans, 2021) and co-edited Faith and History: A Devotional (Baylor University Press, 2020) with Anxious Bench colleague Beth Allison Barr.

Chris also blogs at The Pietist Schoolman and can be followed on Twitter @cgehrz.


Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot

Written by Christopher Gehrz

Copyright: 2021
Publisher: Eerdmans






Gehrz & Barr (eds.), Faith and HistoryFaith and History: A Devotional

Edited by Christopher Gehrz and Beth Allison Barr

Copyright: 2020
Publisher: Baylor University Press






Gehrz & Pattie, The Pietist OptionThe Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity

Written by Christopher Gehrz and Mark Pattie III

Copyright: 2017
Publisher: IVP Academic





Gehrz (ed.), The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher EducationThe Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons


Edited by Christopher Gehrz

Copyright: 2015
Publisher: IVP Academic





Collins Winn et al. (eds.), The Pietist Impulse in ChristianityThe Pietist Impulse in Christianity

Edited by Christian T. Collins Winn, Christopher Gehrz, G. William Carlson, and Eric Holst

Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Pickwick Publications