DR. JAMES PAYTON
Courses taught 2011/2012:
HIS261 The Byzantine World
HIS/REL351 Church History I
Ph.D. (1982), History, University of Waterloo
Dissertation: "Sola scriptura and Church History: The Views of Bucer and Melanchthon on Religious Authority in 1539."
Th.M. (1975), Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary
Dissertation: "The Influence of Martin Bucer Upon the Development of Puritan Postmillennialism."
M.Div. (1975), Westminster Theological Seminary
M.A. (1971), Theology, Bob Jones University
B.A. (1969), Religion, Bob Jones University
- History of Eastern Europe
- Church History
- Eastern Orthodoxy
A Patristic Treasury: Readings from the Church Fathers. Chesterton, Indiana: Conciliar Press (forthcoming, 2013).
Irenaeus on the Christian Faith: A Condensation of "Against Heresies." Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011.
Getting the Reformation Wrong: Correcting Some Misunderstandings. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2010.
from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition.
Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2007; 2nd printing, 2009.
Asian edition, for sale in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Oman, Qatar,
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait (India: Authentic Media,
Romanian language edition – Bucharest: Associated League for Education and Philanthropy (forthcoming, 2012).
BOOK MANUSCRIPT COMPLETED, seeking publisher
How It Got That Way: Events that Shaped the History of Eastern Europe – a treatment of Eastern European history (247 pages).
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
"Religion, Nationalism, and National Identities," in Ines Murzaku, ed., Quo Vadis Eastern Europe? Religion, State and Society after Communism (Bologna: University of Bologna Press, 2009).
"Toward a Russian Orthodox Worldview for Post-Soviet Society," in
Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Europe, ed. Jonathan Sutton and
Wil van den Bercken, Eastern Christian Studies 3 (Leuven: Peeters
Publishers, 2003), 299-318.
"Drawn Eastward: The Attraction of Eastern Orthodoxy for Western
Christians," in The Practical Calvinist: An Introduction to the
Presbyterian and Reformed Heritage, ed. Peter Lillback (Fearn,
Ross-shire, Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 2002), 53-67.
"Toward an Orthodox Approach to Higher Education in 21st-Century
Russia," (in Russian [pp. 53-57] and in English [pp. 57-66], in Higher
Education in XXI Century Russian Culture: A Christian Perspective (St.
Petersburg: St. Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy, 2000).
"Toward an Orthodox Worldview for the Third Millennium" (in Russian), in
Man and the Christian Worldview: Conceptualizing the Normal and
Abnormal in Medicine, Science and Society (in Russian). (Simferopol,
Ukraine, 1999), 95-106.
"Calvin and Eastern Europe: What Happened?", Religion in Eastern Europe 30/2 (2010): 10-19.
"An Orthodox Worldview for Life in the 21st Century," Teološki Časopis
[Journal of the Protestant Theological Faculty, Novi Sad, Serbia] 9
"Ottoman Millet, Religious Nationalism, and Civil Society: Focus on Kosovo," Religion in Eastern Europe 26, No. 1 (2006):11-23.
"Advice from St. Maximos Confessor for Contemporary Macedonians," Religion in Eastern Europe
24 (2004, No. 5):1-14. (Also published in Albanian and in Macedonian
versions as chapters in volumes published by Ecumenical Press
[Philadelphia] in 2004.)
"The Influence of the Reformation on the History of Ukraine," Journal of Ukrainian Studies 28 (2003):105-117.
"Recent Developments in the Balkans: Summary and Comment," Religion in Eastern Europe 22 (2002, No. 2):37-46.
"Religion and the Historiography of Eastern Europe," Religion in Eastern Europe 21 (2001, No. 2):1-16.
"Bypassing the History of Eastern Europe: A Failure of Twentieth
Century Christian Scholarship," Christian Scholar's Review 29
"Revisioning the Historiography of Eastern Europe," Fides & Historia 31 (1999):77-89.
- Guest Professor in Ecumenics – Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek,
Croatia, 2009, 2007.
- Guest Professor in Patristics – Matthias Flacius Illyricus Faculty of
Theology, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008.
- Adjunct Professor of History of Christianity – McMaster Divinity
College, Hamilton, Ontario, 2000-2006.
- Adjunct Professor of Orthodox Doctrine and Spirituality – St. Stephen's
College, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 2000-2002.
- Appointed ARIHE Lecturer for 2009-2010, to give invited lectures in
honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin (ARIHE =
Association of Reformed Institutions of Higher Education)
- Member, Advisory Board, Journal for the Study of Religions and
Ideologies (produced through Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania),
- President, CAREE (Christians Associated for Relationships with Eastern
Europe), 2006-2011. (Executive Secretary, 1998-2006.)
- Christian Co-Chair (2008-2011), National Muslim/Christian Liaison Committee.