Dr. Merle D. Strege

Professor of Historical Theology (Associate Faculty)

Merle D. Strege is Professor emeritus of Historical Theology in the Department of Religious Studies at Anderson University. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor in AU’s School of Theology. Professor Strege also holds the post of Historian of the Church of God and serves as president of the Church of God Historical Society. He is the author of nine books and has contributed to numerous journals and scholarly anthologies. Professor Strege is also the recipient of several scholarly grants and service awards. For twenty-five years he wrote lessons for the adult Sunday school curriculum of the Church of God and also served as a consultant in curriculum development to Church of God Ministries. In addition to his work as a college professor, he is committed to the church’s thought life, serving Mountain Park Community Church in Phoenix as scholar-in-residence for five years. Professor Strege’s area of academic interest is the historical study of Christianity and American religion. He teaches courses in history of the interpretation of the Bible, history of the Church of God, the Liberal Arts Seminar and the undergraduate honors program course “Christ and Culture.” Prior to coming to AU he taught at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.

Professor Strege joined the AU faculty in 1980 and taught in the School of Theology until 1993, when he moved to the undergraduate Department of Religious Studies.

Contact Professor Strege:

Professor emeritus of Historical Theology
B.A., Anderson University
M.Div., Anderson School of Theology
Th.D., Graduate Theological Union