Religion professor completes doctoral degree

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Mitch Kinsinger, assistant professor of religion and Christian education at Northwestern College, has earned his doctoral degree.

Kinsinger, a member of Northwestern’s faculty since 2000, was awarded a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Iowa in December. His dissertation is entitled “‘Zealous for Publick Liberty and the Wellfare of Their Country’: Rationalist Presbyterians and the Struggle for Freedom of Religion in America, 1694–1769.”

American religious history, the history of Christianity and youth ministry are the subjects taught by Dr. Kinsinger. A graduate of Wheaton College, Kinsinger holds a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary. His research interests include Colonial American religion, religious pluralism and American evangelicalism.

Duane Beeson
Director of Public Relations
Northwestern College
101 7th St. SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041