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Ronald D. Burris

Associate Professor of Church History

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
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Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA
BA, University of California, Davis CA


Curriculum Vitae

Research and Teaching Interests
  • The major African fathers: Tertullian, Cyprian and St. Augustine
  • The theology and history of the Church in North Africa
  • The history of the first four ecumenical councils
  • The history and theology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Civil Rights movement as it relates to the theology of justice and love
  • Reformation History and Theology
Selected Publications
  • "Another Look at the Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37," Review and Expositor, Fall, 2017. 
  • Wisdom from Africa: Theological Reflections on the Confessions of St. Augustine, Wipf & Stock Pub, 2016.
  • Where is the Church? Martyrdom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa from the Second to the Fifth Century, Resource Publication, 2012.