Research

American fundamentalists produced a lively visual culture in the early twentieth century. The images below show some of the artifacts I study.

Clarence Larkin, detail from "The Book of Daniel," in Dispensational Truth, 1920.

Clarence Larkin, detail from “The Book of Daniel,” in Dispensational Truth, 1920.

Teaching

Students’ needs come first. Instructional technologies, engaging activities, and visually focused classrooms help them achieve learning objectives.

An unidentified Bible teacher using a chart. Undated (c.1904-1914, photo probably earlier). Archives of the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton, IL (Collection 636).

Results

Writing a PhD dissertation means identifying a complex problem and inventing a way to solve it. My work explains why and how so-called “fundamentalists” did the weird things they did.

Detail from "The Perspective of Prophecy" predicting a then-future creation of the state of Israel. Clarence Larkin, in Dispensational Truth (1920).

Detail from “The Perspective of Prophecy” predicting a then-future creation of the state of Israel. Clarence Larkin, in Dispensational Truth (1920).