Harold Raser, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University)

Professor of the History of Christianity Emeritus, Nazarene Theological Seminary

Select Publications

'"I See the New Creation Rise": Phineas F. Bresee, Phoebe Palmer, and the Wesleyan-Holiness Movement', in Stan Ingersol, ed., Phineas F. Bresee in Context, (Point Loma Press, forthcoming).

'A Church With the Soul of the American Holiness Movement: A North American Perspective', Didache: Faithful Teaching 3/2 (Winter 2014). 

'Church of the Nazarene', in Charles Hiroshi Garrett, ed.,The New Grove Dictionary of American Music (Oxford University Press, 2013).

“Compassion: Being the Hands and Feet of God” in Keith Schwanz and Joseph Coleson, eds, Missio Dei: a Wesleyan Understanding (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2011).

'Holding Tightly to the "Promise of the Father": Phoebe Palmer and the Legacy of the Fletchers of Madeley in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Methodism', in Geordan Hammond and Peter S. Forsaith, meds, Religion, Gender, and Industry: Exploring Church and Methodism in a Local Setting (Wipf and Stock, 2011). 

'Phineas Franklin Bresee: Recapturing the Original Spirit of Methodism', in Henry H. Knight III, ed., From Aldersgate to Azusa Street: Wesleyan, Holiness, and Pentecostal Visions of the New Creation (Wipf and Stock, 2010).

Our Watchword and Song: The Centennial History of the Church of the Nazarene (co-author with Floyd Cunningham, Stan Ingersol and David P. Whitelaw (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2009).

'"Christianizing Christianity": The Holiness Movement as a Church, The Church, or No Church at All?', Wesleyan Theological Journal, 41/2  (Spring, 2006).

Phoebe Palmer, Her Life and Thought,  (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1987).

More Preachers and Better Preachers: The First Fifty Years of Nazarene Theological Seminary (Nazarene Publishing House, 1995).

Current Supervision

William Snider

Email: heraser@nts.edu