Darin D. Lenz, Associate Professor of History

In 2010 I completed my Ph.D. in History under the direction of University Distinguished Professor Robert D. Linder at Kansas State University. Currently I serve as an Associate Professor of History at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California, USA. My research interests include the following: religion and war, civil religion, Pietism, evangelicalism, and Pentecostalism, religion in the British Empire (especially India, Australia, and New Zealand) and North America, world Christianity and modern missions. Select publications include:

Book Chapters

“‘Loyalty to our Heavenly Country’: British Christianity and the First World War,” in Remembering Armageddon: Religion and the First World War, edited by Philip Jenkins (Waco, TX: ISR Books/Baylor University, 2015), 25-42.

 “‘A Peculiar Charm’:  The Story of George Müller of Bristol in Mid-Nineteenth Century America,” in Culture, Spirituality, and the Brethren, edited by Neil T. R. Dickson and Thomas J. Marinello (Scotland: BAHN, 2014), 277-290.


“‘Citizens of the World’: Nationalism, Ecumenical Missions, and the Idea of World Unity before the First World War,” Social Sciences and Missions 28, no. 1-2 (Spring 2015): 32-56.

“‘Visions on the Battlefields’: Alexander A. Boddy, Early British Pentecostalism, and the First World War, 1914-1918.” The Journal of Religious History 32, no. 3 (September 2008): 281-302.