H. Ashley Hall


The Rev. H. Ashley Hall, Ph.D. (Fordham University)
Associate Professor
Historical Theology
Chaplain, Lutheran Campus Ministry at Creighton

Humanities 140

Research Interests:
The Reformation and Early Modern period (Philip Melanchthon; the reception of patristic and classical sources in the sixteenth century; the Reform Catholic Movement); monasticism; liturgy; historical and contemporary ecumenical dialogue between Lutherans and Roman Catholics; and Native American appropriations of Christianity.

Dr. Hall is a delegate in Round XII of the official dialogue between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The topic for Round XII is "Teaching Authority in the Church." 

In November 2012, he was the North American delegate to a two-week international seminar at the Wittenberg Center of the Lutheran World Federation entitled "Teaching Luther for Lutheran Teachers." The seminar was led by Prof. Theodor Dieter and Prof. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson of the Ecumenical Institute of Strasbourg.

In October 2009, he was an invited presenter at the Luther Studies in a Catholic Context Colloquium of the Theology Department, Marquette University.

From 2004-2005, Dr. Hall was a Research Fellow at the Institute for European History, Mainz, Germany.

Recently Published Works:

Philip Melanchthon and the Cappadocians: A Reception of Greek Patristic Sources in the Sixteenth Century. Refo500 Academic Studies (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht). Link to publisher.

(co-author with Prof. Dr. theol. Friederike Nüssel, University of Heidelberg) "Report of the 'sola Scriptura' seminar of the Luther Congress," Lutherjahrbuch: Luther als Lehrer und Reformer der Universität, Proceedings of the International Luther Congress, Helsinki, Finland 2013 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013), 293-97.

"The Lutheran Reformation and the Normativity of History," The Shaping of Tradition: Context and Normativity. Annua Nuntia Lovaniensia: Proceedings of the Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST) VIII. Ed. Colby Dickinson (Leuven: Peeters, 2013), 201-214.

"Protestant Responses to Roman Catholic Environmental Thought," The Greening of the Papacy, Journal of Religion and Society (Supplemental Series 9) (2013); online: www.creighton.edu/jrs.

"The Development of Doctrine: A Lutheran Examination," Pro Ecclesia 16 (Summer 2007): 22-43.

"The Role of the Eucharist in the Lives of the Desert Fathers," Studia Patristica 39, ed. F. Young, M. Edwards, and D. Parris (Leuven: Peeters, 2006), 367-72.

"Philipp Melanchthon and the Cappadocians," Die Patristik in der Frühen Neuzeit, ed. Günther Frank, Thomas Leinkauf, and Markus Wriedt (Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog, 2006), 27-48.

"The Influence of Philipp Melanchthon on Nineteenth-Century American Protestantism," Melanchton und Europa: 2. Teilband, Westeuropa, Melanchthon-Schriften der Stadt Bretten, ed. Günther Frank und Kees Meerhoff (Stuttgart: Jan Thorbecke, 2002), 325-340.