Peter Choi

Peter Choi / Dean and Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary
B.A., Pomona College

Peter Choi is Dean of Newbigin House, Associate Professor of American Christianity, and a member of the Consortial Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has taught history of Christianity courses at Calvin Theological Seminary and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that, he served for seven years as a pastor in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A historian of eighteenth century North America, Peter’s areas of specialization include transatlantic revival religion, early evangelicalism, and world Christianity. His research has been funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Huntington Library, and the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Selected Publications

  • Subverting Faith: Early Evangelicals and the Making of Race (under contract with Oxford University Press)
  • “Tearing Down Evangelical Icons,” Religion Dispatches, July 16, 2020.
  • George Whitefield: Evangelist for God and Empire (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2018).
  • “The City’s Grace,” in Urban Ministry Reconsidered: Contexts and Approaches (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018).
  • “Whitefield, Georgia, and the Quest for Bethesda College,” in George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy (Oxford University Press, 2016).
  • “Revival Preacher, Pop Idol, and Revolutionary, Too?” Books & Culture 21.1 (January/February 2014): 17. 
Email: pchoi@newbiginhouse.org 
Phone: 415-202-5915