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Rev. Dr. Randi J. Walker, Professor of Church History, Doctor of Ministry Program Director

510/849-8221 | rwalker@psr.edu

Rev. Dr. Randi Walker Professor of Church History and Director, Doctor of Ministry Program, is ordained in the United Church of Christ and served as a pastor in the Southern California Conference before teaching at PSR.

Dr. Walker’s scholarship focuses on the histories of Christianity in the Pacific World including narratives of why people are/were attracted to Christianity, how Christianity interacts with other religious and various cultures, and what kind of spiritualities emerge in Christianity in Pacific contexts. Her writings include Religion and the Public Conscience: Ecumenical Civil Rights Work in Seattle 1940-1960 (2012), The Evolution of a UCC Style: History and Ecclesiology of the United Church of Christ (2005), Emma Newman: A Frontier Woman Minister (2000), and Protestantism in the Sangre de Christos 1850-1920 (1991).

Academic Credentials
Bachelor of University Studies, University of New Mexico, 1974
MA, Claremont School of Theology, 1978
MDiv, Claremont School of Theology, 1983
PhD, Claremont Graduate University, 1982

Publications

Books

Religion and the Public Conscience: Ecumenical Civil Rights Work in Seattle 1940-1960 (2012)

거울로서의 역사 History as a Mirror (2011) with Kyu Hong Yeon. This book is the product of teaching together, at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and Hanshin Theological Seminary in Seoul, a course on historical method considered from both Korean and U. S. cultures.

The Evolution of a UCC Style: Ruminations on History and Ecclesiology of the United Church of Christ (2005)

Emma Newman, A Frontier Woman Minister (2000)

Protestantism in the Sangre de Cristos 1850-1920 (1991)

Select Articles and Essays

“California and the Pacific Rim Region,” in The Encyclopedia of Religion in America (2010), edited by Charles Lippy and Peter Williams

“The Continuing Influence of Region on American Religious Life,” in Faith in America: Changes, Challenges, and New Directions vol. 1 “Organized Religion Today” (2006), edited by Charles Lippy

“Catholic Heartland in Transition: Arizona and New Mexico,” in Religion and Public Life in the Mountain West, a volume in the Greenberg Center series Religion by Region (2004), edited by Jan Shipps

“Lessons for a New America: An Anglo-American Reflection on Asian-American Christian History,” in Realizing The America of Our Hearts: Theological Voices of Asian Americans (2003), edited by Fumitaka Matsuoka and Eleazar Fernandez

“The History of Korean-American and Euro-American Protestant Relationships in Light of Competing Civil Religions,” in Christian Thought (May 2003), Translated into Korean by Sung Young Lee

“Liberators for Colonial Anáhuac: A Rumination on North American Civil Religion,” in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation vol. 9, no.2 (Summer 1999)

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