Dr. Jason Varner

Director of the Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) Program; Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity

1100 E. Fifth Street Anderson, IN 46012

Dr. Jason Varner serves as an Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity at the Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministries.

After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees (History and Bible & Religion; Master of Theological Studies) from Anderson University, Varner moved to Scotland where he studied early modern history at the University of St Andrews. Upon completion of his MLitt. and Ph.D. degrees, Jason returned ‘home’ to Anderson University, where he enjoys teaching courses in the History of Christianity, Intellectual and American History, and Biblical Studies.

Dr. Varner’s research interests include European encounters with ‘the Other’ in seventeenth-century America, the changing notion of the ‘Self’ in modernity, and the early years of the Church of God movement. Dr. Varner presented a paper titled “The Transformation of Trauma: on Liminality and Identity in Seventeenth-Century New England” at the European Association for Early American Studies’ annual conference at the University of Poitiers (France) in December 2021. The 2021 conference theme was “Colonisations, Revolutions, and Reinventions in early America and the Atlantic World, 1492-1848.”

Varner joined the School of Theology and Christian Ministry faculty in 2016.

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(765) 641-4522
Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity
M.Div., Anderson University
Ph.D., St. Andrews University