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April 10, 2006


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Dr. Ted A. Campbell is SMU's new associate professor of church history (click for a high-resolution version of this image).

DALLAS (SMU) – Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology announces the appointment of Dr. Ted A. Campbell as associate professor of Church History with a concentration in Methodist history. Campbell currently serves as visiting professor of the History of Christianity at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, CA, He previously served as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. He has taught at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Duke Divinity School, and was professor of the History of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Also, Campbell has served as pastor of United Methodist congregations. His many published works include John Wesley and Christian Antiquity (Abingdon Press, 1991), The Religion of the Heart (University of South Carolina Press, 1991), Christian Confessions (Westminster John Knox Press, 1996), and Christian Mysteries (2005).

Campbell was born in Beaumont, Texas and was educated at Lon Morris College, A.A.; the University of North Texas, B.A.; Oxford University, B.A./M.A. in Christian studies; and Southern Methodist University, where he received a Ph.D. in religious studies. He and his wife, Dale Marie Campbell, have two daughters.


Perkins School of Theology is one of five University-related official schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. The school was founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church South, now The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Church Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, and Doctor of Ministry degree, as well as the Ph.D. in cooperation with SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.