Faculty Profiles


Joseph T. Cochran, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

On Faculty since 2020

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Joseph Cochran, Academic CV

Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Church History)
“Jonathan Edwards and Hebrews: His Harmonic Interpretation of Scripture” 

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (Interdisciplinary New Testament and Pastoral Leadership)

B.BA., Cum Laude. University of Texas at Arlington (Marketing)

  • World History Since 1300
  • The Rise of Evangelicalism
  • The Making of America
  • Magic and Folklore in the Colonial U. S.
  • American History to 1865
  • American History Since 1865
  • History of Christianity in North America
  • Early U.S. Personal Narratives
  • American Historical Association, Member
  • American Society of Church History, Member
  • Conference on Faith and History, Member
  • Omohundro Institute, Associate
  • Royal Historical Society, Associate Fellow (2022–present)
  • The Center for Pastor Theologians, Fellow (2017–Present)
  • Jonathan Edwards Center | Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Senior Fellow (2015–2019)

“Jonathan Edwards and His World of Harmony,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 13, Nos. 1–2 (2023): 23–44.

“Imitating the Virtue Ethic of Jonathan Edwards and William James,” Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology 9, No. 2 (2022): 19–42.

“Review Essay of Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards,” Fides et Historia 53, No. 1 (2021): 75–79.

“Jonathan Edwards’s Harmonic Interpretation of Hebrews 12:22-24,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 10, No. 1 (2020): 20–47.

“Becoming Data, Enhancing Humanity: How Technology and Transhumanism Challenge Christian Theology and Theological Anthropology,” Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology 7, No. 2 (2020): 15–32.

“Transhumanism—the Great Danger? How far are we allowed to go in biological and technological improvements to mankind?” Christian Psychology Around the World, Number 13 (2019): 25–34.

“JEC Gateway: Edwards Centers Add 10th Location,” Edwardseana 4 (Fall 2018): 14–15.

“The Art and Techne of Edwards Studies: How One Scholar Is Changing the Way We Read the Miscellanies,” Edwardseana 3 (Fall 2017): 20–23.

“How the Reformation Cultivated the Best Kind of Citizen,” Light Magazine 3, No. 1 (Summer 2017): 37–39.

Regular contributions to Fides et Historia, Themelios, and Bulletin of Ecclesial Theology. Visit my Academia profile to see all my reviews.

My most recent review:
Review of Lisanne Winslow, A Great and Remarkable Analogy, Jonathan Edwards Studies 11, No. 2 (2021):186–87

CFH Book Panel Moderator (Nov, 2023) to George Marsden, An Infinite Fountain of Light (IVP, 2023).

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Oct, 2023) to Mark Edwards, Walter Lippmann: American Skeptic, American Pastor (OUP, 2023).

CFH Virtual Coffee Panelist (Sep, 2023), The History of Gun Violence in the United States.

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Jul, 2023) to Paul Gutacker, The Old Faith in a New Nation (OUP, 2023).

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Jul, 2023) to Daniel Hummel, The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism (Eerdmans, 2023).

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Dec, 2022) to James Ungureanu, Science, Religion and the Protestant Tradition (UPitt Press, 2019).

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Jul, 2022) to Katherine Carté, Religion and the American Revolution (Omohundro Inst./UNC Press, 2021).

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Dec, 2021) to Tim Larsen and Jon Boyd, Every Leaf, Line, and Letter (IVP, 2021).

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Jul, 2021) to Aaron Griffith, God’s Law and Order (HUP, 2020).

CFH Book Talk Moderator (Jun, 2021) to Thomas Conner, War and Remembrance (University Press of Kentucky, 2018).

CFH Panel Moderator (Mar, 2021) for Contest and Context: Current Issues in Baptist History.