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Dyron B. Daughrity Faculty Profile

Dyron B. Daughrity

Professor of Religion
Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College
APC 257

Biography

Dyron Daughrity (PhD, University of Calgary) is Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He has authored several books including MARTIN LUTHER: A BIOGRAPHY FOR THE PEOPLE (2017) to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In 2018 Fortress Press released his latest book: RISING: THE RESURRECTION OF GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY. He is the WORLD CHRISTIANITY editor for the acclaimed ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BIBLE AND ITS RECEPTION (Berlin: De Gruyter). He also edits the UNDERSTANDING WORLD CHRISTIANITY book series with Fortress Press.

Education

  • PhD, University of Calgary (2005, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
  • MA, Abilene Christian University (1999, Abilene, Texas, USA)
  • BA, Lubbock Christian University (1995, Lubbock, Texas, USA)

Books: 

  • Christianity and Culture: A Global Perspective, under contract, Routledge, due 1 August 2022.
  • When Jesus Came to L.A.: How the City of Angels Became the Cutting Edge of World Christianity, under contract, Bloomsbury Academic, due 31 August 2021.
  • The Religions of Our World, under contract, ACU Press, due 31 December 2020.
  • Not Far Away: A Global Interpretation of the Christian Sacraments, under contract, ACU Press, due 2021.
  • Christianity: Facts and Fictions. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, in press, scheduled release: August 2019.
  • A Worldly Christian: The Life and Times of Stephen Neill. Cambridge, U.K.: Lutterworth Press/James Clarke and Co., under contract, due 2019.
  • Rising: The Amazing Story of Christianity's Resurrection in the Global South. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2018. 242 pages.
  • Martin Luther: A Biography for the People. Abilene: ACU Press, 2017. 320 pages.
  • Roots: Understanding Why We Do What We Do In Church. Abilene: Leafwood/ACU Press, 2016. 272 pages.
  • Understanding World Christianity: India. Co-author with Jesudas Athyal. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016. 330 pages.
  • To Whom Does Christianity Belong?: Critical Issues in World Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015. 301 pages.
  • Church History: Five Approaches to a Global Discipline. New York: Peter Lang Publications, 2012. 304 pages.
  • The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion. New York: Peter Lang Publications, 2010. 290 pages.
  • Bishop Stephen Neill: From Edinburgh to South India. New York: Peter Lang Publications, 2008. 305 pages.
    • This book was nominated for the 2009 Gustave O. Arlt Award in Humanities.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:

  • "Alexander Campbell's View of Baptists," in Andrei Orlov and Fred Aquino, untitled Festschrift for Prof Ian Fair, contracted with Gorgias Press, to be published in 2019 or 2020. My chapter is complete.
  • "Who Owns Christianity? Changes in Demographical Trends," in George Chryssides and Stephen Gregg, eds., The Bloomsbury Companion to Studying Christians (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2019). My chapter is complete.
  • "Finger on the Pulse: Armenian Identity and Religiosity in Southern California," co-authored with Nick Cumming, in Alexander Agadjanian, ed., Armenian Christianity Today: Identity Politics, Popular Practices and Social Functions (London: Ashgate, 2014).
  • "Bishop Stephen Neill, the IMC, and the State of African Theological Education in 1950," in Dietrich Werner and Isabel Phiri, eds., Handbook of Theological Education in Africa (Geneva: World Council of Churches, 2013).
  • "The Indianness of Christianity: The Task of Re-Imagination," in Michael Hawley and Pashura Singh, eds., Re-Imagining South Asian Religions: Essays in Honor of Professors Harold G. Coward and Ronald W. Neufeldt (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
  • "Ignoring the East: Correcting a Serious Flaw in World Christianity Scholarship," in Adogame, Afe and Shobana Shankar, eds., Religions on the Move: Religious Expansion in a Globalizing World (Leiden: Brill, 2012).
  • "On the Border of East and West," in Buddhism and Christianity: American and Japanese Moralities (Los Angeles, CA: Bukkyo University, 2009), pp. 2-12. This chapter was also translated into Japanese by Tu- Huei Su in the same volume, pp. 62-71.
  • "Under the Influence: Pneumatology in Global, Historical Perspective," in Peter Heltzel, ed., Chalice Introduction to Theology (St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 2008), pp. 116-123.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • "World Christianity Needs Ethiopia," in Hekima Review 58 (December 2018).
  • "Martin Luther and Alexander Campbell: Seven Parallels," in Restoration Quarterly 60:2 (2018).
  • "Assessing Christianity in Africa's Transforming Context," in International Review of Mission 103:2 (November 2014). This article was also published in the African Jesuit journal Hekima Review 52 (May 2015).
  • "Mission and Dialogue: An Analysis of Abrahamic Faith in the Academy," in Missio Dei 4:2 (August 2013).
  • "The King's English in a Tamil Tongue: Missions, Paternalism, and Hybridity in South India," in Missio Dei 4:1 (March 2013).
  • "Bishop Stephen Neill, the IMC and the State of African Theological Education in 1950," in Studies in World Christianity 18:1 (April 2012).
  • "Churches of Christ in India: Two Profiles," in Discipliana: A Journal of Stone-Campbell History 70:2 (Fall 2011).
  • "From Sect to Secularization: Understanding the History and Future of Earth's Largest Faith," in Missio Dei 2:2 (August 2011).
  • "Glasite Versus Haldanite: Scottish Divergence on the Question of Missions" in Restoration Quarterly 53:2 (Second Quarter 2011).
  • "Christianity is Moving from North to South—So What about the East?," in International Bulletin of Missionary Research 35:1 (January 2011).
  • "South India: Ecumenism's One Solid Achievement? Reflections on the History of the Ecumenical Movement," in International Review of Mission 99:1 (April 2010).
  • "The Enigma of Bishop Stephen Neill And Why He Was Forced to Leave India," in Mission Studies 26:2 (2009).
  • "A Dissonant Mission: Stephen Neill, Amy Carmichael, and Missionary Conflict in South India," in International Review of Mission 97:384/385 (January/April 2008).
  • "The Literary Legacy of Stephen Neill," in International Bulletin of Missionary Research 32:3 (July 2008).
  • "A Brief History of Missions in Tirunelveli: From the Beginnings to its Creation as a Diocese in 1896," in Indian Journal of Theology 46:1&2 (Published in 2008 but dated 2004 due to publication delay).
  • "Stephen Neill, Missions, and the Ecumenical Movement," in International Review of Mission 94:375 (Oct. 2005).
  • "Hinduisms, Christian Missions, and the Tinnevelly Shanars: A Study of Colonial Missions in 19th Century India," in Axis Mundi (March, 2005).

Book Reviews:

  • Leonard Allen, Poured Out: The Spirit of God Empowering the Mission of God in The Christian Chronicle, completed, forthcoming.
  • Charles Long, Ellipsis: The Collected Writings of Charles H. Long in Fieldwork in Religion 13:2 (2018).
  • Miroslav Volf, Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World in Christian Scholar's Review (forthcoming).
  • Darren Todd Duerksen, Ecclesial Identities in a Multi-Faith Context: Jesus Truth-Gatherings (Yeshu Satsangs) among Hindus and Sikhs in Northwest India in International Bulletin of Missionary Research (forthcoming).
  • Jared Looney and Seth Bouchelle, Mosaic: A Ministry Handbook for a Globalizing World in The Christian Chronicle, May 2017.
  • Allen Yeh and Chris Chun, eds., Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things: William Carey and Adoniram Judson, Missionary Pioneers, in SATHRI Journal: South Asia Theological Research Institute 8:1 (April 2014).
  • Daniel A. Rodriguez, A Future for the Latino Church: Models for Multilingual, Multigenerational Hispanic Congregations, in Missio Dei 3:1 (February 2012).
  • Dana L. Robert, Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion in Missio Dei 2:2 (August 2011).
  • Noel Davies and Martin Conway, World Christianity in the 20th Century, in Mission Studies, 27 (2010).
  • Judith Herrin, Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire, in Books and Culture, in Books and Culture 33 (2010).
  • Barry Hankins, American Evangelicals: A Contemporary History of a Mainstream Religious Movement, in Journal of Church and State 51 (2009).
  • Eliza Kent, Converting Woman: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India, in Mission Studies 26 (2009).
  • Robert Frykenberg, ed., Christians and Missionaries in India: Cross Cultural Communication since 1500, in Mission Studies 22:2 (2005).
  • Eugene Heideman, From Mission to Church: The Reformed Church in America Mission to India, in Mission Studies 22:2 (2005).
  • Andrew Porter, ed., The Imperial Horizons of British Protestant Missions, 1880-1914, in Mission Studies 22:1 (2005).
  • Stephen V. Sprinkle, Disciples and Theology: Understanding the Faith of a Covenant People, in Restoration Quarterly 47:1 (2005).
  • John Wolffe, ed., Global Religious Movements in Regional Context, in Religious Studies and Theology 23:1 (2004).
  • Judith Brown and Robert Frykenberg, eds., Christians, Cultural Interactions, and India's Religious Traditions, in Mission Studies 21:2 (2004).
  • Colin Wells, The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic, in Religious Studies and Theology 22:1 (2003).
  • Coleen McDaniel and Bernhard Lang, Heaven: A History, in Religious Studies and Theology 22:1 (2003).

Encyclopedia Entries:

  • "India, Bharat (The Republic of India)," World Christian Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming, December 2019).
  • "Lalibela," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017).
  • "Kimbanguist Church," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017).
  • "Holy Spirit Movement—Uganda—Alice Auma," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015).
  • "Iglesia Ni Cristo," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015).
  • "Reginald Heber," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014).
  • "Ethiopian Movement," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013).
  • "Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church," Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013).

Conference Participation:

  • Scheduled to respond at the session entitled "Cross-cultural Friendships and the Emergence of the Stone-Campbell Movement as a Global Christian Tradition," at the Christian Scholars Conference, Lubbock Christian University, June 2019.
  • Scheduled to present "Not Your Grandmother's Church: 10 Ideas that are transforming the Christian faith" at the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, May 2019.
  • Scheduled to present a paper entitled "BJP and Donyi-Polo: New Challenges to Christianity in Northeast India," at the Princeton World Christianity Conference, Princeton University, March 2019.
  • Scheduled to moderate and respond at the session entitled "Roundtable Discussion of Dyron Daughrity's Martin Luther: A Biography of the People," at the American Academy of Religion Western Region, Arizona State University, March 2019.
  • Scheduled to moderate and respond at the session entitled "Christian Resistance Across the Centuries," at the American Academy of Religion Western Region, Arizona State University, March 2019.
  • Presented a response and chaired the session entitled "Christian Encounters in the East and in the Global South," at the American Society of Church History, Chicago, January 2019.
  • Participated in the annual De Gruyter editorial meeting (two days) for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception project in Denver, Colorado, November 2018.
  • Attended the national AAR (American Academy of Religion) conference in Denver, Colorado, November 2018.
  • Presented lecture "Asian Jesus: Reflections on Why the East is Adopting the Religion of the West," at the CESNUR (Center for the Study of New Religions) conference in Taiwan, on 20 June 2018.
  • Presented "Sola Scriptura" at the Reformation 500 session of the May 2017 Pepperdine Bible Lectures. I also served on the 3-day panel commemorating Martin Luther's 95 Theses.
  • Presented "Eucharist: The Giving of Thanks," at the May 2017 Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
  • Presented "Church Music: From Jerusalem to Chris Tomlin," at the May 2017 Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
  • "Martin Luther and Alexander Campbell: Seven Parallels," at the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 2017.
  • Attended and moderated a session at the regional AAR (American Academy of Religion) conference in Rosemead, California, March 2017.
  • Participated in the annual De Gruyter editorial meeting (two days) for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception project in San Antonio, Texas, November 2016.
  • Attended the national AAR (American Academy of Religion) conference in San Antonio, Texas, November 2016.
  • I was a plenary speaker (two presentations) for the Moser Conference, Lubbock Christian University, Texas, October 2016.
  • During June 26–July 6 (2016) I participated in a "StudienForum Seminar" on the 500-year Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation" in Germany. The seminar took place in many cities and towns related to Martin Luther and his legacy.
  • In June 2016, at the Christian Scholar Conference in Nashville, there was convened a session focused on my 2015 book To Whom Does Christianity Belong? I gave a formal response to those three papers during the session.
  • From May 27–June 4 (2016) I participated in a seminar in Israel/Palestine jointly sponsored by Pepperdine's Provost, Dr. Rick Marrs, and the Glazer Institute. Six faculty members were chosen to enhance their teaching and research by spending approximately one week visiting sites (museums, archaeological digs, commemorative sites, etc.) in Israel and Palestine.
  • Attended and moderated a session at the regional AAR (American Academy of Religion) conference in Tucson, Arizona, April 2016.
  • Attended the national AAR (American Academy of Religion) conference in Atlanta, Georgia, November 2015.
  • Participated in the annual De Gruyter editorial meeting for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception project in Atlanta, Georgia, November 2015.
  • "Migration is the New Missions: Internal Changes in Global Christianity," at the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) International Conference, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia, June 2015.
  • "Response to Philip Jenkins's The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade," at the Christian Scholars' Conference, Abilene Christian University, June 2015.
  • Moderator for "Christianity in the Far West" session at the American Academy of Religion Regional Conference, Santa Clara University, March 2015.

Invited Lectures: 

  • "Martin Luther's Sola Scriptura," at Pepperdine's Alumni Family Camp, July 2017.
  • "What on Earth is the Church of Christ?" at the Crossways Youth Conference, Pepperdine University, June 20, 2017.
  • "The Least of These," at Pepperdine's convocation gathering for sending off Project Serve students, Stauffer Chapel, February 22, 2017.
  • "Feasts of Memory" and "Songs of Memory," at the Moser Conference, Lubbock Christian University, Texas, October 3–4, 2016. 
  • "The Church Worldwide," at the E2 Conference for Ministers and Pastors, Irvine, CA, September 2016.
  • "The Great Community," at the Crossways Conference, sponsored by Pepperdine's Church Relations department, Malibu, CA, August 2016.
  • "Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism," at the StudienForum Seminar on the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Berlin, Germany, July 2016.
  • I provided a review of Rebecca Kim's book The Spirit Moves West: Korean Missionaries in America for an event organized by Pepperdine's Center for Faith and Learning, March 2016.
  • In October 2015 I gave my sabbatical presentation to members of Pepperdine's faculty.

Courses

  • REL 301: Christianity and Culture: World Christianity
  • REL 330: History of Christianity (comprehensive overview)
  • REL 526: The Religions of the World (*Non-Western credit)
  • REL 532: Christian History and Theology II (*equivalent to PHIL 532)
  • REL 537: History of the Protestant Reformation
  • REL 539: The History of the Restoration Movement
  • REL 592: The Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in Comparative Perspective