Professor of Church History
Ph.D. in Historical Theology: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2003; M.Div. & M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1997; B.A. Northwestern University, 1991
Dr. Caldwell has taught Church History and Historical Theology at Southwestern since 2004. His research focuses on the history and theology of Evangelicalism in North America, with specialties in American Awakenings and the theology of Jonathan Edwards. He has written Theologies of the American Revivalists: From Whitefield to Finney, The Trinitarian Theology of Jonathan Edwards: Text, Context, and Application (with Steven Studebaker), and Communion in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit as the Bond of Union in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards. His published essays and articles have appeared in (or will soon appear in) Oxford University Press, T&T Clark, Calvin Theological Journal, Southwestern Journal of Theology, and Themelios. Raised in western New York, he was educated in the Chicagoland area: Northwestern University (B.A.) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div., Ph.D.). He is married to Lisa and they have two teenage daughters. He is a long-time guitarist and enjoys running.
Recent and Forthcoming Articles & Essays
Research Interests – I would welcome working with doctoral students in these areas:
Today, the students and faculty of @SWBTSMusic have a gift for our Southern Baptist family: a virtual choir recording of “Be Thou My Vision.” We pray it blesses you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8niHpeHW0xQ
8-week courses are open now, fully online for Summer 2020 at @SWBTS and @scarboroughlion.
Check out my course: Church History 2, starting Monday, April 27.
You know you're a parent of teenagers when you are up long before they are on Christmas morning.
My recent book review of an excellent book on the Puritans. "The Puritans Had Two Shots at Building a Godly Society" https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/october-web-only/michael-winship-hot-protestants-puritans-england-america.html via @CTMagazine
The Eternal Gospel Meets the Modern World https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/june-web-only/spirit-early-evangelicalism-bruce-hindmarsh.html via @CTMagazine