Dennis Okholm, PhD


Professor Emeritus, Department of Theology

Dennis Okholm, PhD, has nearly 40 years of teaching experience, including brief teaching assignments in Kenya, Romania, and Sudan. Okholm speaks at various churches and colleges, participates in an Evangelical-Mormon dialogue, teaches theology for the Young Life Institute, and is an oblate of the Benedictine Order. His latest book is Learning Theology through the Church’s Worship: An Introduction to Christian Belief (Baker Academic, 2018). Okholm was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for 28 years before his ordination as a priest in the Anglican Church in North America.


  • PhD, Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Doctrinal Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MA, Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • BA, Philosophy, Wheaton College

Academic Area

  • School of Theology


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

Courses Taught

  • HUM 325 – Core Texts in Christianity
  • THEO 200 – Theology and the Christian Life
  • THEO 352 – Church History: Apostolic Era to 1517
  • THEO 354 – Church History from 1517 to Present
  • THEO 410 – Systematic Theology I
  • THEO 411 – Systematic Theology II
  • THEO 444 – Doctrinal Theology
  • THEO 454 – Christian Traditions
  • THEO 496 – Senior Seminar: Theology and Social Issues