Dr. David Barbee received a BA in Religion and History from George Fox University, an MA in Church History and another MA in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his doctorate in Religious Studies with a focus in the history of Christianity from the University of Pennsylvania. His research centers upon late medieval scholastic and early modern theology, as well as the history of Christian biblical exegesis. In his dissertation, entitled "A Reformed Catholike: William Perkins' Use of the Church Fathers," he examined the role of the reception of patristic thought in the theology of the Puritan William Perkins. He also received a Certificate in Graduate Studies from the Institut d’Histoire de la Réformation, Université de Genève in Switzerland.
Dr. Barbee is an active member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, the Sixteenth Century Conference, the Renaissance Society of America, and the American Historical Association. He has presented research at national and international conferences associated with these scholarly organizations, as well as in other forums. He has published a handful of articles and essays on topics related to religious thought in the late medieval and early modern periods. (A more current and thorough list of his research can be found at : https://independent.academia.edu/DavidBarbee ). He also currently serves as the chair of the history of Christianity section of the Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion.
Dr. Barbee is married to Emily, a physician, and together they have three young children. A native of Washington state, Dr. Barbee is an avid fan of the Seattle Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks.
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