Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 1997

Douglas A. Sweeney, PhD

Chair of the Church History & History of Christian Thought Department
Distinguished Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought
Director, Jonathan Edwards Center


BA, Wheaton College
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, Vanderbilt University


Dr. Sweeney came to Trinity from Yale University, where he edited The Works of Jonathan Edwards and served as a lecturer in church history and historical theology. Dr. Sweeney has served as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, and a visiting professor for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. His areas of expertise include the history of theology, history of Christianity, and American church history.

Selected Publications

Dr. Sweeney has written numerous books and articles about religious history and the American theologian, Jonathan Edwards. He is the coeditor of The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader (Yale University Press); the author of Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards (Oxford University Press); the editor of Jonathan Edwards’s “Miscellanies” Nos. 1153-1360, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 23 (Yale University Press); the co-editor of Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad: Historical Memories, Cultural Movements, Global Horizons (University of South Carolina Press); the author of The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement (Baker Academic); the co-editor of The New England Theology: From Jonathan Edwards to Edwards Amasa Park (Baker Academic); and the author of Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word (InterVarsity Press, forthcoming).

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

He belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Church History, which he serves as a member of the Committee on Research. He has served as president of the Conference on Faith and History. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jonathan Edwards Research Fellowship, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.