Dr. Glen L. Thompson
Professor, Asia Lutheran Seminary
Visiting Professor, Wisconsin Lutheran College
- B.A., Northwestern College
- M.Div., Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
- M.A., M. Phil. Ph.D., Columbia University
- Ancient history, especially Greek and Roman social history
- The early Christian church
- Greek and Latin Paleography and textual criticism
- The Acts of the Apostles
- Ancient languages
- Interactions between cultures
- Evangelical Theological Society, Chair of the Patristics Study Section (1998-2008)
- Institute for Biblical Research
- North American Patristic Society
- Society of Biblical Literature
- 2010 -- NEH Summer Seminar Award; American Academy in Rome: The Falls of Rome, National Endowent for the Humanities (Rome, Italy)
- 2008 -- Summer Seminar on the Material Culture of the New Testament World, Crissler Library (Ephesos, Turkey)
Forthcoming and Recent Publications
"How the Jingjiao Became Nestorian," in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia, Salzburg Austria. 2009 (Wien: Lit Verlag, forthcoming, 2012)
The Correspondence of Julius I, Library of Early Christianity (Catholic University of America Press, forthcoming, 2011).
"Catacombs," "Chinese Christianity," "Eusebius of Caesarea," "Konstantin von Tishendorf," in The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization (London: Blackwells, forthcoming 2011)
"Evangelicals and the Quest for the Historical Church: A Lutheran Response,” in The Contemporary Church and the Early Church, Paul Hartog, ed. (Wipf and Stock, 2010).
Review of "Wirtschaftspolitik und Wirtschaft in der Römischen Provinz Asia in der Zeit von Augustus bis zum Regierungsantritt Diokletians," (Heinrich-Wilhelm Drexhage; Asia Minor Studien 59; Bonn: R. Habelt, 1994), in Bulletin of Biblical Research, forthcoming, 2010.
Managing editor of Treasures Old and New, by Prof. John Jeske (Northwestern Publishing House, 2009)
History of the Ancient and Medieval Church to AD 1000, 3rd ed, (in English and Chinese) (Asia Lutheran Seminary Press, 2009).
"Was Alopen a Missionary?," in Hidden Treasures and Intercultural Encounters: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia; Dietmar Winkler and Li Tang, eds. (Wien: Lit Verlag, 2009), pp. 267-278.
"Introduction," in Athanasius On the Incarnation (in Chinese; Beijing, 2009)
Review of "Der zweite Clemensbrief" (Wilhelm Pratscher; Kommentar zu den Apostolischen Vätern 3; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007) in Bulletin of Biblical Research, forthcoming, 2009.
"Christ on the Silk Road: The Evidences of Nestorian Christianity in Ancient China," Touchstone 20.3 (April, 2007) pp. 23-28.
The Augsburg Confession: A New Translation with Historical Notes (Northwestern Publishing House, 2005).
"Constantius II and the First Removal of the Altar of Victory" in A Tall Order: Festschrift for Prof. William Harris (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 216), Munich/Leipzig: Saur Verlag, 2005, pp.85-106.
"Biblical Decision Making and Mission Stewardship: Another Look," Charis 4.3 (2005): 31-39.
"Ishmael and Judah: Two Notes on Genesis," Charis 4.4 (2005) 35-41.
Review of "On the Communion of Damasus and Meletius: Fourth-Century Synodal Formulae in the Codex Veronensis LX", (Studies and Texts 145; Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2004); Catholic Historical Review, Jan., 2005.
- Jingjiao: Die erste christliche Kirche in China, Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel (Basel, Switzerland)
- Visualizing Early Roman Christianity, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (Atlanta, GA)
- How the Jingjiao Became Nestorian, Third International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia (Salzburg Austria)
- An Class-Produced Internet Site for Increasing Student Learning and Critical Thinking, Collaboration for Teaching and Learning Conference (Minneapolis, MN)
- Evangelicals and the Quest for the Historical Church, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (Providence, RI)
- Paul among the Barbarians, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (San Diego, CA)
- Was Alopen a Missionary?, 2nd International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia, Salzburg, Austria
- Defining "Knowledge" (with Prof. Greg Schulz, Lutheran College Conference (New Ulm, MN)
- The Roman Army in the New Testament, Milwaukee Area Biblical Archaeology Society.
- The Fourth Century in Cyberspace (with Jeremy Zima), Society for Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
- New Internet Resource in Patristics, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (Washington, D.C.)
- Public Relations Policy for an Arian Christian Emperor : The Case of Constantius II's visit to Rome in 357, North American Patristics Society, Chicago, IL (and Workshop in Ancient Mediterranean Studies, UW-M, Milwaukee, WI)
- An Open Door for the Gospel: Historical and Missiological Elements in T'ang Dynasty China's Reception of Christian Missionaries, Evangelical Theological Society, Philadelphia, PA
Work in Progress
- Documenting and Mapping Roman Roads, Milestones and Bridges in Central Anatolia
- The Correspondence of Liberius: A Critical Edition and Translation
- The Correspondence of Damasus: A Critical Edition and Translation
- St. Paul at Lystra: Multilingualism in a Roman Colony
- Visualizing the Church in Rome, AD 30-400
- Christianity in China Before Western Missionaries
- A Newly Discovered Sahidic Fragment of Second Corinthians