Kenneth G. Appold
History & Ecumenics
005 Tennent Hall
Kenneth G. Appold is the James Hastings Nichols Professor of Reformation History at Princeton Theological Seminary. Appold earned his BA, MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University, and his Dr.theol.habil. from the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. Prior to coming to Princeton, he served as a research professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France, and taught church history at the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. His areas of interest include the history and legacy of the Reformation, the global history of Christianization, and the history of Christian ecumenism. He teaches courses on the Reformation in Europe, with particular focus on early Lutheranism, the Radical Reformation and the Catholic Reformation, the history of church-state relations, and the history of Christianization in the New World and East Asia. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Appold has served as co-chair of the Lutheran-Pentecostal International Study Group and is a member of the Lutheran World Federation’s ecumenical dialogue with the Orthodox churches. His ongoing projects include co-editing (with Nelson H. Minnich) the Cambridge History of Reformation Theology, and writing a book on Luther and the Peasants.
“Princeton Seminary helped me think critically and understand the relationship that humanity has with religion—historically, emotionally, and spiritually.”