Dr. Kenneth J. Collins

Dr. Kenneth J. Collins

Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary

Kenneth J. Collins is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of Historical Theology and Wesley studies. He has lectured in South Korea, Russia, Estonia, Costa Rica and elsewhere.

Dr. Collins is a graduate of Asbury (M.Div.) and Princeton (Th.M.) seminaries, and he completed his doctoral work in Wesley studies under Dr. Tom Oden (Ph.D.) at Drew University. Collins taught philosophy and religion at Methodist College, now a university, for over a decade before he was appointed a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, the position that he currently holds.

The author and editor of over a dozen books, Professor Collins has produced scores of articles and numerous reviews. As a researcher in American religion, especially in terms of evangelicalism, Collins has written two important works: The Evangelical Moment: The Promise of an American Religion and his forthcoming book Power, Politics and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism: From the Scopes Trial to the Obama Administration is now available.

The recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Collins is a dynamic lecturer and former president of the Wesleyan Theological Society. In addition, he has been on the steering committee of both the Wesleyan Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion and the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.