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Nicholas Cumming Faculty Profile

Nicholas Cumming

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College
APC 254

Biography

Dr. Cumming earned his PhD in theology and religious studies at King's College London with his dissertation entitled "The Life of Francis Turretin and His Impact on the Protestant Reformed Tradition." He earned his MDiv, MS in ministry and his BA in television production at Pepperdine University. Trained in both theology and history, Dr. Cumming has taught classes on faith and culture, the Hebrew Bible, and church history at Pepperdine University, Lipscomb University, King's College London, and Quinnipiac University. His research explores the history and theology of early modern Europe and America, particularly the influence of late-Medieval scholasticism in Protestant theology. Dr. Cumming has presented papers at the American Society of Church History, the Reformation Research Consortium, and the Institute of Historical Research. He has contributed to De Gruyter's "Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception," and his dissertation is a forthcoming monograph in Brill's "St. Andrew's Studies in Reformation History."

Education

  • PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, King's College London, 2016, Dissertation passed with "No Corrections"
  • The Life of Francis Turreting (1623-87) and His Impact on the Protestant Reformed Tradition
  • Research Grant, 2014 & 2016

Topics

  • Church history
  • Historical theology
  • Reformed theology
  • Systematic theology

Courses

  • Old Testament in Context
  • Religious History of the American Revolution