Maclellan Visiting Assistant Professor
232D Holt Hall
Jonathan Yeager earned a MCS (Master of Christian Studies) and a ThM from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, and a PhD in (religious) history from the University of Stirling in Scotland. Dr. Yeager is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. After graduating from Taylor University in 1998 with a BA in business administration, Dr. Yeager worked as a financial consultant with two brokerage firms in Florida before resigning in 2004 in order to pursue graduate studies. His research interest is in eighteenth-century British and American religious history and thought, especially the history of evangelicalism. He recently published a book entitled, Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine (Oxford University Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the Scottish History Book of the Year. His articles on religious history and thought have appeared in Eusebeia, Evangelical Quarterly, the Journal of Religious History, Printing History, Records of the Scottish History Society, and the Scottish Journal of Theology. Dr. Yeager is presently editing an eighteenth-century anthology entitled, Early Evangelicalism: A Reader that will be published by Oxford University Press.
- Enlightened Evangelicalism: The Life and Thought of John Erskine (Oxford University Press, 2011).
- Early Evangelicalism: A Reader (under contract at Oxford University Press)
Journal Articles and Essays
“Nature and Grace in the Theology of John Maclaurin,” Scottish Journal of Theology 65:4 (2012): 435-448.
- “Samuel Kneeland of Boston: Colonial Bookseller, Printer, and Publisher of Religion,” Printing History 11 (2012): 35-61
- “John Wesley’s Conflict with James Hervey and Its Effects in Scotland,” Journal of Religious History 34 (2010), 398-413.
- “Puritan or Enlightened? John Erskine and the Transition of Scottish Evangelical Theology,” Evangelical Quarterly 80 (2008): 237-53.
- “John Erskine (1721-1803): A Scottish Evangelical Minister,” Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 38 (2008): 23-44.
- “The Letters of John Erskine to the Rylands,” Eusebeia: The Journal of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies 9 (2008), 183-95.
- “The John Erskine Letterbook, 1742-45,” in Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, General Ed. Ulrike Hogg, vol. 14 (forthcoming).