John Helgeland

Professor of Religious Studies and History, Emeritus

PhD 1973, University of Chicago

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(Ph.D. 1973, University of Chicago: The Early Christian Church in the Roman Empire, History of Christianity, History of Culture, Philosophy of History) Christians and Military Service from Marcus Aurelius to Constantine , in the series Aufstieg und Niedergang der Romischen Welt (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin and New York, 1979); " Roman Army Religion ," ANRW , 1978; "Time and Space: Christian and Roman," ANRW , 1980; "The Symbolism of Death in the Later Middle Ages," Omega , 1984; Christians and the Military: The Early Experience (with Robert J. Daly), Fortress Press, 1985; "Civil and Military Religion: Christian and Roman," Forum , 1989.


Research Awards: 1975, Finalist, American Society of Church History Dissertation Competition. Teaching Awards: 1977, State of Minnesota citation of Honor for Graduate Teaching, St. John's University; 1982, Blue Key Distinguished Educator Award. Professional Service: 1984, Vice-President, Upper Midwest Society of Biblical Literature; 1985, President, Upper Midwest Society of Biblical Literature; 1981-89, Co-Chair, Greco-Roman Religion, Society of Biblical Literature; 1995-present, Institutional Review Board, PRACS Institute; 1990-93, Fellow, Westar Institute; 1997-2000, Program Committee, American Academy of Religion; The Public Religion Project, Pew Charity Trust and Divinity School, Unviersity of Chicago. University Service : NDSU Bush Ethics Committee External Grants: 1990, NEH Summer Seminar for High School Teachers on Teaching Religion in Public Schools, ($169,000); 1994, North Dakota Humanities Council, Remele Research Fellow.

Current Courses Taught
Introduction to Religion
American Religious History
History of Christianity
Religion and Self
Ancient History
Old Testament
New Testament
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