Dr. Lisa Barnett Joins Disciples History Journal Editorial Board

Dr. Lisa Barnett will be a part of the launch of The Journal of Discipliana as an online publication starting in early 2021. The project is a revival of the former Discipliana journal, first published in 1941.

Dr. Lisa Barnett will serve a three-year term on the editorial board of The Journal of Discipliana. The new online journal goes live in 2021, but a brief preview “teaser” should be available this fall.

Barnett, an assistant professor of the history of Christianity at Phillips Theological Seminary, has agreed to serve a three-year term on the editorial review board of the journal. The journal’s new online format means articles will be published throughout the year and be available without a subscription.

The Journal of Discipliana is part of the Disciples Historical Society devoted to the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and other streams of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Dr. Mark Toulouse is the journal’s editor and the project is overseen by Dr. Rick Lowery, president of the historical society. Both Toulouse and Lowery are former Phillips faculty members.

“I’m honored and excited to be a part of the renewal of The Journal of Discipliana,” Barnett said. “My hope is that our work on the review board will encourage scholars and researchers to contribute to this important project. As a seminary professor, I’m also pleased this information will be open to all who are interested.”

Barnett is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was the 2012 winner of the Isaac Errett Award for History sponsored by the Stone-Campbell Journal and the Disciples Historical Society. Her paper was published in the Spring 2013 edition of the Stone-Campbell Journal.

She is also the author of two essays in the book on the history of Brite Divinity School published by TCU Press in 2011, and has a chapter included in Border Policing: A History of Enforcement and Evasion in North America released in April 2020 with the University of Texas Press.

Barnett did her PhD work in the history department at Texas Christian University, focusing on U.S. history since 1877 and specifically American Indian history and American religious history. She has two Master’s degrees from Brite Divinity School—a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology degree in History.