Seminary Professor Co-Edits Book in Honor of Dr. Luke Keefer

Seminary Professor Co-Edits Book in Honor of Dr. Luke Keefer

9/2/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Dr. Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, professor of Ethics and Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary, and J. Robert Douglass, associate professor of Theological Studies at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, have co-edited a book in honor of Dr. Luke Keefer Jr., retired professor of Historical Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary who passed away in 2010.

According to Reuschling, the book, “Celebrations and Convictions: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Luke Keefer Jr.,” is a “festschrift” with 13 chapters written by people who were impacted by Dr. Keefer in a variety of ways.

“The contributors explore certain convictions as a celebration of Dr. Keefer’s legacy, including historic commitments to the centrality of Scripture and to nonviolence and peacemaking; the importance of the unity and mission of the church; renewed practices of spirituality and mentoring, especially for women and men called to Christian leadership; and a deeper appreciation for the calling and challenges of the Kingdom of God for Christian discipleship,” Reuschling said.

The book is published by the Brethren in Christ Historical Society and will be available in mid-September.  Its publication coincides with the Oct. 2 and 3 conference to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Keefer hosted by Ashland Theological Seminary, The Sider Institute at Messiah College, the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, the Office of Christian Ministry at AU, and the Ashland Brethren in Christ Church. The conference features keynote speaker Shane Claiborne. Details and registration for the event can be found at:

Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.