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H. Ashley Hall, PhD

Associate Professor

Theology

H. Ashley Hall

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College of Arts and Sciences
Ministry (Master of Arts)
Graduate School
Theology
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center

H. Ashley Hall, PhD

Associate Professor

Theology

Ashley Hall specializes in the reception of patristic (i.e., early Christian) sources in the Reformation of the sixteenth century. His primary area of research is on Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560), an exemplary Lutheran theologian, philologist, and pedagogue. Dr. Hall's book, Philip Melanchthon and the Cappadocians: A Reception of Greek Patristic Sources in the Sixteenth Century (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014) presents a detailed study of his interests.
Dr. Hall is a Lutheran 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.
Dr. Hall is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, serving in the Nebraska Synod. He is the coordinator for Lutheran/Protestant campus ministry under the aegis of The Office of Campus Ministry, Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry, and Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church.

Teaching Interests

  • Reformation; Early Christianity; Ecumenism

Research Focus

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.

Department

Theology

Position

Associate Professor

Books

  • Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht
    Philip Melanchthon and the Cappadocians: A Reception of Greek Patristic Sources in the Sixteenth Century. Refo500 Academic Studies 2014
  • Peeters
    “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 , p. 201-14 2013

Articles

  • 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. , p. 201-214 2013

Publications

  • Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht
    Article/Seminar report: “sola Scriptura” (co-authored with Prof. Friederike Nüssel, Heidelberg University, Germany) seminar report of the Luther Congress (Helsinki); Luther als Lehrer und Reformer der Universität: Lutherjahrbuch. Christopher Spehr
    80, p. 293-97 2013
  • Journal of Religion & Society Supplement Series
    “Protestant Responses to Roman Catholic Environmental Thought,” The Greening of the Papacy, Online: www.creighton.edu/jrs.
    Series 9 2013

Presentations

  • “The Teaching Authority of University Theologians in the Lutheran Tradition,” Sixth Session, U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue. 2014
  • Invited participant and North American delegate, “Teaching Luther for Lutheran Teachers,” 6th International Seminar of the Wittenberg Center (LWF-Wittenberg Center, Germany) and the Center for Ecumenical Research (Strasbourg, France) 2012
  • Invited Speaker on “Ecumenism” for the Legacy of the Second Vatican Council Film Series sponsored by the Kenefick Chair for the Humanities 2012
  • Participant and recorder, Seminar 25, Sola Scriptura, of the 12th International Luther Congress (Helsinki, Finland) 2012
  • “Melanchthon and Teaching Authority,” U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue: Round XII, Session 2; Chicago, IL (24-27 May) 2012
  • Invited Speaker/Guest, “Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue,” Center for Catholic Thought at Creighton (podcast; cucatholicctr.org) 2012
  • “The Normativity of History in the Lutheran Tradition,” Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST) VIII; University of Leuven, Belgium 2011
  • “A Summary Review of ‘The Gospel and the Church’ (1972) and Scripture and Tradition (1995) for Elements Related to Teaching Authority,” U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue: Round XII, Session 1; Washington, D.C. 2011

Awards

  • "Iggy" Award
    Center for Student Success and Retention
  • "Iggy" Award
    Center for Student Success and Retention
  • Faculty Research Grant
    I used the funds to pay Theology senior Michael Bahl to help with revisions to my Dissertation for a book proposal and in research for an upcoming project.
    CCAS
  • "Iggy" Award
    Center for Student Success and Retention