History Faculty Profile - Dr. Jim Halverson | Judson University Christian College

Faculty Profile


James Halverson
Professor of History and Chair of Social Science Division
Email: Dr. Halverson
Phone: 847-628-1123
Office: Lindner Tower 302
Year Started: 1996

Academic Degrees
Ph.D. University of Iowa, 1993
B.A. University of Iowa, 1988

A Chicago-area native, Professor Halverson teaches courses on Medieval Europe, the Reformation, the History of Christianity, and World History. His research interests coincide with and compliment his teaching, having published books on Medieval Christianity and World History. Before coming to Judson, he taught at the University of Iowa and Coe College in Cedar Rapids. He also serves as a consultant for Pearson Higher Education Publishing and the Educational Testing Service.

Areas of Expertise
Medieval Europe, Reformation, History of Christianity, Intellectual History

Contesting Christendom: Readings in Medieval Religion and Culture (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007).
Sources in World Civilization, volume 1: A Diversity of Traditions, with Oliver Johnson, 3rd Ed., (Prentice-Hall, 2004).
Sources in World Civilization, volume 2: Connections and Conflict, with Oliver Johnson, 3rd Ed., (Prentice-Hall, 2004).
Peter Aureol on Predestination: A Challenge to Late Medieval Thought, (Brill Academic Publishing, Leiden, 1998).

Current Projects

Research on religious culture in Medieval Europe. Research on Christian learning in the Middle Ages

Professional Societies
American Historical Association
World History Association
American Society of Church History

Life Verse/Quote
''Learn everything, you will find out later that nothing is superfluous''. Hugh of St. Victor (c. 1120).

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