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Christian Davis

Christian Davis
  • Title Associate Professor of English
  • Work Phone 574.807.7331
  • Office Bowen Library, Room 122 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Teaching Interests:

  • American and Multicultural Literature
  • Written Communication II and III
  • Elementary and Intermediate French
  • Literary Criticism and Theory

Research Interests:

  • “Christian” literary criticism


  • Ph.D. in English, Pennsylvania State University, Pa. (1985)
  • M.A. in English, Pennsylvania State University, Pa. (1982)
  • B.A. in Mathematics and English with Pennsylvania teacher certification, Thiel College, Greenville, Pa. (1979)
  • Two semesters of intensive French, Univérsité Laval, Québec, Canada. (1992-93)
  • Part-time study of New Testament and Biblical languages, Liberty Baptist Seminary, Lynchburg, Va. (1986-90)
  • Two semesters of linguistics, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N. Dak. (1988-89)


  • Bethel College: English, French, education, New Testament, philosophy (1993-present)
  • Liberty University: English, business communication (1985-90, 1991-92)
  • Pennsylvania State University: teaching assistant in English (1981-85)
  • Brockway (Pa.) Area High School: 8th and 9th grade mathematics (1979-80)


  • “Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been? The Temporality of Spirituality in Satanic Temptation Narratives.” Christian Scholar’s Review, 29 (2000): 455-69.
  • “Structural Analysis of Jesus’ Narrative Parables: A Conservative Approach.” Grace Theological Journal 9.2 (1988): 191-204.

Professional Associations:

  • Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • North American Christian Foreign Language Association

Personal Interests:

  • Adult Sunday school teacher
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Deaf education & culture
  • AWANA youth leader
  • Camping
  • Jogging