Russell E. Richey, Ph.D. (Princeton)

Research Fellow in the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition and visiting faculty member, Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina.

Russell E. Richey, is dean emeritus of Candler School of Theology and William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus, Emory University. He served from 2000-06 as Candler’s dean. He previously held academic and administrative posts at Duke Divinity School, 1986-2000, and Drew University, 1969-86. One of the two editors of the Methodist Review and an editorial advisory board member of the Journal of Southern Religion, both online ventures, he writes on denominationalism, civil religion, and American Methodism.

Select Publications

Methodism in the American Forest (Oxford, 2015).

Formation for Ministry in American Methodism: Twenty-first Century Challenges and Two Centuries of Problem-Solving (United Methodist General Board of Education, 2014).

Denominationalism Illustrated and Explained (Cascade Books, 2013).

American Methodism: A Compact History (Abingdon Press, 2012).

The Methodist Experience in America: A History, 2 vols (Abingdon Press, 2010) (with Kenneth Rowe).

Methodist Connectionalism: Historical Perspectives (United Methodist General Board of Education, 2010).

Doctrine in Experience: A Methodist Theology of Church and Ministry (Kingswood, 2009).

Extension Ministers: Mr. Wesley's True Heirs (United Methodist General Board of Higher Education, 2008).

Marks of Methodism: Practices of Ecclesiology (Abingdon Press, 2005) (with Dennis M. Campbell).

Research Supervision

Current Supervision: Alex Parrish

Email: rrichey@div.duke.edu