Priscilla Pope-Levison, PhD (St. Andrews)

Associate Dean for External Programs and Professor of Ministerial Studies, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Priscilla Pope-Levison's research includes topics in Women's Studies, History of American Christianity, Wesleyan Studies, Contextual Theology, Evangelism, Ecumenism, the Wesleyan/Holiness movement, and the global Methodist deaconess movement.

Dr. Pope-Levison was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, summer 2016. Her research project focused on Women in the Pentecostal League of Prayer (an interdenominational holiness movement established in 1891). An article on her research was published here. An audio recording of her presentation, ‘Pentecost in the Churches: Women in the Pentecostal League of Prayer’, can be heard via the link below. The paper will be published in Wesley and Methodist Studies, 10:1 (Jan. 2018).  

Upcoming Lectures  

Plenary lecture at the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, 2018. 

Presidential Lecture for the Wesleyan Theological Society, 2018.

Select Recent Publications

Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era. New York, NYU Press, 2014.

Sex, Gender, and Christianity, co-edited with John R. Levison. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2012.

External Links

Southern Methodist University Faculty Profile



MWRC/NTC Research Seminar Friday, 24 March, 2017.