In addition to teaching church history at Candler since 1997, Dr. Jonathan Strom is the director of international initiatives, helping Candler students navigate the opportunities for study abroad while in seminary. Strom was named associate dean of faculty and academic affairs in 2015 and promoted to senior associate dean of faculty and academic affairs in 2019, serving in that role until 2022.
Strom’s research interests include Pietism in continental Europe, the history of the Protestant clergy, and the emergence of modern forms of piety and religious practice. He has written widely on the clergy, lay religion, and reform movements in post-Reformation Germany, and is the author/editor of five books, most recently German Pietism and the Problem of Conversion (Penn State Press, 2018). Strom is currently at work on one project, the history of the common priesthood.
A Fulbright Scholar, Strom’s work has been supported by grants from the Lilly Foundation, the Association of Theological Schools, and Emory’s University Research Committee. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the Pietism Studies Working Group, and the German Studies Association.