IView - Interview - 19th Century Cults and Sex in Upstate New York
A spontaneous and fascinating conversation with Mark Draper (Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; professor at Lancaster Bible College) addressing the bizzare religious phenomena of upstate New York.
Mark, who is originally from Philadelphia, comes to Evangelical via the Chicagoland area, where he completed his doctorate in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was also a Jonathan Edwards Fellow. He has served as the Assistant Director of the Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action and adjunct professor in history and religion at Elmhurst College. While at Elmhurst College, Mark worked closely with campus ministries such as Cru, Intervarsity, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In this role, he developed a passion to train men and women at the seminary level to minster to college students and young adults to help them develop a Christian worldview. Prior to moving to Chicago, Mark served as a library supervisor at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Mark’s research interests include the history of evangelicalism, 18th and 19th century evangelical social reformers and theologians such as Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley and Gilbert Haven.
Mark Draper (B.A. Temple University; MLIS Drexel University; M.A. Biblical Seminary; Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) completed his doctorate in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where is was also a Jonathan Edwards Fellow. He has served as the Assistant Director of the Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action and adjunct professor... read more