Dr. Peter Yoder

Assistant Professor of Honors and History
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression


Peter Yoder

Dr. Peter James Yoder joined the faculty of Montreat College in the fall of 2021, and he specializes in the areas of Church History and Historical Theology. He holds a B.A. from High Point University, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Before arriving in Montreat, he served as a Lecturer in Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He also previously held teaching positions at Berry College and the University of Montevallo. Dr. Yoder has been awarded research fellowships at the Leibniz Institute of European History (Mainz), the Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt, and the Francke Foundations (Halle/Saale). Peter is married to his wife Mary, and they have two daughters.

Selected Bibliography

Pietism and the Sacraments: The Life and Theology of August Hermann Francke. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2021.

“The Economics of the Unconverted: Idolatry, greed, and thievery in August Hermann Francke’s theology of wealth.” In: Wolfgang Breul, Benjamin Marschke, and Alexander Schunka (eds.), Pietismus und Ökonomie (1650-1750). Göttingen, 2021.

“‘Königtum’ und militärische Bilder in der Theologie August Hermann Franckes.” In: Holger Zaunstöck, Britta Klosterberg, Christian Soboth, and Benjamin Marschke (eds.), Hallesches Waisenhaus und Berliner Hof. Tübingen, 2017.

“Pietas et Apologia: August Hermann Francke’s 1689 Defensions-Schrift and the attack of Pietism.” In: Michael Multhammer (ed.), Verteidigung als Angriff. ‘Apologie’ und ‘Vindicatio’ als Möglichkeiten der Positionierung im gelehrten Diskurs. Berlin, 2015.

“Reformierter Pietismus und Mission. Friedrich Adolph Lampes Ausführungen zur Beziehung von Kirche und ‘Heidentum’ in seinen Erklärungen zum Heidelberger Katechismus.” In: Matthias Freudenberg and Marius J. Lange van Ravenswaay (eds.), Geschichte und Wirkung des Heidelberger Katechismus. Neukirchener, 2013.

“Rendered ‘odious’ as Pietists: Anton Wilhelm Böhme’s conception of Pietism and the possibilities of prototype theory.” In: Christian T. Collins Winn, Chris Gehrz, G. W. Carlson (eds.), The Pietist Impulse in Christianity. Eugene, 2011.