Kenneth J. Collins, Ph.D.

Professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies, Director of Wesleyan Studies Summer Seminar, Director of the Wesleyan Holiness Pentecostal Studies Center, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.

A prolific author, Dr Collins has published several books on John Wesley and Methodism. He is a past president of the Wesleyan Theological Society, a recent member of the steering committee of the Wesleyan Studies group of the American Academy of Religion, and a member of the editorial board for the Asbury Theological Journal.

He is the 2008 recipient of the Professor of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1995. 

Dr Collins's Wesley Bibliography is a helpful resource for researchers in Wesley Studies.

Select Publications

Power, Politics and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism: From the Scopes Trial to the Obama Administration (Abingdon Press, 2013).

The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace (Abingdon Press, 2007).

The Evangelical Movement: The Promise of an American Religion (Baker Academic, 2005).

John Wesley: A Theological Journey (Abingdon Press, 2003).

A Real Christian: The Life of John Wesley (Abingdon Press, 1999).

The Scripture Way of Salvation: The Heart of John Wesley’s Theology (Abingdon Press, 1997).

Research Supervision

Past Supervision: Michael Browder, Kiyeong Chang


2016 MWRC Annual Lecture