Alan Kreider

Retired Professor of Church History and Mission

Alan Kreider combines a lifetime of academic study in the early church with decades of experience as a mission worker and teacher in many settings around the world. For 26 years he and Eleanor, his wife, were mission workers in England where Alan served as director of the Centre ofr the Study of Christian and Culture at Regent's Park College, Oxford University. When returning to the U.S. in 2000, Alan and Eleanor became mission educators for Mennonite Mission Network. Alan served as an adjunct member of the AMBS faculty beginning in 1997 and was named associate professor in 2004. He retired from teaching in 2009 in order to devote more time to writing.


B.A., Goshen College, 1962;M.A., Harvard University, 1965;Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971