Jacquelyn E. Winston, PhD


Professor Emerita, Department of Theology

Video Introduction

Rev. Jacquelyn E. Winston, PhD, is a patristics scholar, with an emphasis in the history of the first five centuries of the Christian Church. As an ordained minister with the Foursquare denomination for several decades, her approach to the academic setting is to make theology relevant and living. “Theology is not a dry set of theories devoid of their social and cultural context,“ she says. ”It is the living Body of Christ attempting to come to grips with the way that Jesus reveals Himself in our current settings.” Her research interests include the uses of religious rhetoric to marginalize “the other,” cultural and religious constructions of identity, martyrdom and a theology of suffering, Jewish-Christian relations, and material culture analysis.


  • PhD, Claremont Graduate University
  • MDiv, Equivalency, Azusa Pacific University
  • MA (summa cum laude), Pastoral Studies (emphasis in Urban Ministries), Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • School of Theology

Courses Taught

  • THEO 352 – Church History: Apostolic Era to the Eve of the Reformation
  • THEO 354 – Church History from the Eve of the Reformation to the Present
  • THEO 423 – Seminar in Church History
  • THEO 424 – The Formation of Early Christianity
  • THEO 425 – American Christianity
  • THEO 427 – The History of Christian Spirituality
  • THEO 428 – Global Christianity
  • THEO 496 – Senior Seminar: Theology and Social Issues