Christopher W. Mitchell is Director of the Marion E. Wade Center and holds the Marion E. Wade Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. In addition to serving as the Director of the Wade Center and teaching theology, Mitchell serves as Consulting Editor for Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, a journal published annually by the Wade Center on its seven authors.
Prior to coming to Wheaton College he served as a missionary and pastor. Mitchell received his M.A. from Wheaton College, and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where his concentration was Historical Theology.
Dr. Mitchell's published works include: "Following the Argument Wherever it Leads: C.S. Lewis and the Oxford University Socratic Club, 1942 to 1954," in Inklings Jahrbuch fur Literatur und Asthetik (No. 17, 1999); "Jonathan Edwards's Scottish Connection," in Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad: Historical Memories, Cultural Movements, Global Horizons, eds. David W. Kling and Douglas A. Sweeney (University of South Carolina Press, 2003); "Making Doctrine Dance," Christian History & Biography, (Fall 2005 Issue); “C.S. Lewis and Historic Evangelicalism,” C.S. Lewis and the Church: Essays in Honour of Walter Hooper, Judith Wolfe and Brenden N. Wolfe, eds. (T&T Clarke, 2011); and “C.S. Lewis and Authentic Discipleship,” Knowing and Doing: C.S. Lewis Institute, A Teaching Quarterly for Discipleship of Heart and Mind, (Spring 2011 Issue).
He has also written articles for Who's Who in Christian History (Tyndale), Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (T&T Clark), the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, revised edition (Baker), and the New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press). He and his wife Julie live in Wheaton, and have four children and four grandchildren.