Dr. Russell E. Richey, Dean Emeritus

Dr. Russell E. Richey

Dean Emeritus and William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Church History Emeritus, Richey has retired ‘home’ to North Carolina. There he serves as a research fellow in Duke Divinity School’s Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition and as a visiting faculty member.  Richey continues as co-editor of the Emory-based Methodist Review (the online successor to the denominational journal established in 1818), on the national Episcopal-United Methodist Bilateral, on the UMC’s Committee on Faith and Order, and as Vice President of the Wesley Works Editorial Project. He served as director of the June 2013 and 2015 Wesleyan Studies Summer Seminar at Asbury Theological Seminary and as a member of its Board of Advisors.  Similarly, with Randy Maddox and Richard Heitzenrater, he co-led Duke’s 2012 and 2014 Summer Wesley Seminar and is slated to do so again in 2016. He is the author of two dozen books, and a retired clergy member of the UMC’s North Georgia Annual Conference.



Of his two dozen books, ten appeared during his tenure at Candler.

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