Dr. K. J. Drake

Sessional Assistant Professor of History

Phone: (905) 648-2131   Ext:4287

Email: kdrake@redeemer.ca

Office: 208D

Programs: History


Ph.D. (2018), Historical Theology, St. Louis University


M.Div. (2012), Covenant Theological Seminary

B.A. (2008), History, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Classics, and Latin, University of Nebraska


  • Classical History (HIS-210)
  • Medieval Europe (HIS-340)
  • Patristics Seminar (HIS-410)
  • Church History II (HIS-218)
  • Western Culture & Tradition II (HUM-120)
  • Church History I (HIS-216)
  • Church History I (REL-216)
  • Church History II (REL-218)
  • Western Culture & Tradition I (HUM-110)
  • Tudor-Stuart England (HIS-343)
  • Irenaeus to Grotius: Christian Political Thought (HIS-310)
  • Irenaeus to Grotius: Christian Political Thought (POL-322)
  • The Drama of Scripture (REL-110)


Dr. Drake is sessional assistant professor of History at Redeemer. He grew up in Friend, Nebraska and received his BA in History, Classics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Latin from the University of Nebraska in 2008. He attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis where he received his M.Div in 2012. He completed his Ph.D. in historical theology at Saint Louis University. His doctoral research focused on the development of the Reformed understandings of Christology in the Reformation period.

Research Interests

  • Reformation history and theology
  • The Theology of John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli
  • Systematic and Dogmatic Theology

Recent Publications

The Flesh of the Word: The extra Calvinisticum from Zwingli to Early Orthodoxy. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

“Zwingli’s Christology Reconsidered: Spirit/Flesh Dualisms and the Charge of Nestorianism,” Westminster Theological Journal 83.1 (2021): 153-173.  

“Reformational Ressourcement?: T. F. Torrance’s Calvin’s Doctrine of Man in Light of the Barth-Brunner Debate” Journal of Reformed Theology 11.3 (2017): 183-202.