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John M. Imbler, DD, DMin

  • Director of Denominational Formation (Disciples of Christ)
  • Adjunct Professor of History of Christianity & Disciples Studies
  • Executive Vice President Emeritus
phone(918) 610-8303
emailjohn.imbler@ptstulsa.edu

Expertise

  • Faces of Jesus in North America
  • Disciples of Christ History
  • Christianity in the United States
  • Church/religion and Culture
  • Post-reformations Church

Education

  • BA, Butler University, 1967
  • MDiv, Christian Theological Seminary, 1971
  • STM, Christian Theological Seminary, 1981
  • DD, Columbia College, 1987
  • DMin, Phillips Theological Seminary, 2013

Key Facts

  • Joined PTS in 1993. 
  • Retired from PTS June 30, 2014
  • Ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Serves on regional commissions of Kansas and Oklahoma Christian Church
  • Member of the Delegate Assembly and sits on the Lead Team of Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry
  • Member of the American Academy of Religion and the Disciples of Christ Historical Society 

Recent Pubs

  • 60 year history of Phillips Theological Seminary...
  • “Disciples of Christ Hymnody” article and biographical sketch on Daniel B. Merrick in The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology” ed. by J. R. Watson and Emma Hornby, 2013.
  • A Passion for Christian Unity, ed. (Chalice Press, 2009)
  • "The Council of Agencies" and "The Louisville Plan," in The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement, ed. Douglas A. Foster, et. al. (Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2005)
  • “Disciples of Christ Colleges, Universities, and Seminaries,” in Religious Higher Education in the United States: A Source Book, ed. Thomas Hunt and James Carper (Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996), 
  • Discerning the Call: Advancing the Quality of Ordained Leadership, co-edited with Linda Plengemeier (Chalice Press, 1992)
  • Beyond Buffalo: Alexander Campbell on Education for Ministry (Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1992)

 
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