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Dennis Okholm, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology, Department of Theology and Philosophy
Phone: (626) 815-5452
Dennis Okholm, Ph.D., teaches as a professor of theology in the Division of Religion and Philosophy for the School of Theology and brings more than 30 years of teaching experience to the classroom, including brief teaching assignments in Kenya, Romania, and Sudan. In addition to teaching, Okholm speaks at various churches and colleges, participates in an Evangelical-Mormon dialogue, and is active in the American Benedictine Academy. His latest book, to be published in 2014, is Dangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from the Psychology of Ancient Monks (Brazos). Okholm was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for 28 years before his recent ordination as a priest in the Anglican Church in North America.


  • Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Doctrinal Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangellical Divinity School
  • M.A., Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., Philosophy, Wheaton College


Honors College

School of Theology

  • Department of Theology and Philosophy


  • Church History
  • Contemporary Religion
  • Historical Theology
  • Monastic History and Theology

Courses Taught

  • THEO 303 – Theology and the Christian Life
  • THEO 352 – Church History: Apostolic Era to 1517
  • THEO 354 – Church History from 1517 to Present
  • THEO 420 – Christian Apologetics
  • THEO 423 – Seminar in Church History