Peter Beck

Professor of Christian Studies

P843-863-7975 / Epbeck@csuniv.edu

CREDENTIALS

PhD
MDiv
BA

Peter Beck serves as professor of Christian Studies, the Ott Chair of Christian Theology, and director of the Honors Program at Charleston Southern University. In addition to his book The Voice of Faith: Jonathan Edwards’ Theology of Prayer, he has published numerous articles on Jonathan Edwards, the Puritans, and Baptist studies. He writes and speaks frequently on the integration of faith and learning. Additionally, Peter has more than fifteen years of pastoral experience and currently serves as Lead Pastor of Doorway Baptist Church in North Charleston, SC. He and his wife, Melanie, have been married 35 years and have two children, a son who is a senior at Charleston Southern and a daughter who will attend there in 2020. Two German Shepherd Dogs make up the rest of their family.

Your Purpose. Our Mission.

God called me to CSU to impact lives for His Kingdom. I see the fruit of that calling every day in the classroom, in the hallway, and in my office. Changed lives keeps me going.

Dr. Peter Beck

Outstanding Faculty Award

Monographs
Great Things: The Missionary Life and Theology of William Carey, in progress
[anticipated completion of 2022]

The Voice of Faith: Jonathan Edwards’s Theology of Prayer, Toronto: Joshua Press, 2010

Commissioned Essays
“William McMaster,” in Canadian Particular Baptists, Particular Baptist Press,
Springfield, MO [accepted for publication, forthcoming 2020]

“Trans-Atlantic Friendship: Andrew Fuller and the New Divinity Men,” in Andrew Fuller and His Friends, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock [accepted for publication, forthcoming]

“Thomas Hardcastle,” in A Voice Crying in the Wilderness: Early Baptist Prison Writings, 1660-1684, Truth and Life Publishers, 2019

“The Council of Ephesus,” in Historical Christology for a Contemporary Church,
Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019

“John Brine,” in British Particular Baptists, vol. 4, Particular Baptist Press
Springfield, MO, 2018

“Jonathan Edwards: Faithful to the End,” in 12 Faithful Men, Baker, 2018

“Nathaniel M. Crawford” in A Noble Company, vol. 10, Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2018

“Andrew Broaddus” in A Noble Company, vol. 7, Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2016

“‘The Glorious Work of God’: Revival Among Congregationalists in the 18th and 19th Centuries,” in Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition,
Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2016

“Richard Furman” in A Noble Company, vol. 5, Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2014

“A Resolved Piety: Living in Light of Eternity with Jonathan Edwards,” in The Pure Flame of Devotion: Essays in Honour of Michael A. G. Haykin, Toronto: Joshua Press, 2013

“Samuel Stillman,” in A Noble Company, vol. 3, Springfield, MO: Particular Baptist Press, 2013

“Jonathan Edwards: Theologian of Prayer,” in Taking Hold of God: Reformed and
Puritan Perspectives on Prayer, Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage, 2011
Journal Articles

“Dear Mr. Edwards: Theological Dialog with a Dead Guy,” Puritan Reformed Journal, January 2019

“Training Up Children in the Way that They Should Go: Jonathan Edwards’s Advice to Young Converts,” Puritan Reformed Journal, January 2016

“Trans-Atlantic Friendship: Andrew Fuller and the New Divinity Men,” in The Journal of Baptist Studies, Winter 2016

“Worshiping God with Our Minds: Theology as Doxology among the Puritans,” Puritan Reformed Journal, July 2013

“The ‘Modern Question’ and the Missionary Mandate: The English Baptism of
Jonathan Edwards,” The Andrew Fuller Review, Spring 2013

“‘The Fountain of Life’: The Excellency of Christ in the Preaching of John Flavel,” Puritan Reformed Journal, January 2013

“The ‘Little Church’: Raising a Spiritual Family with Jonathan Edwards,” Puritan Reformed Journal, January 2010

“Making ‘Gospel Sense’ of Suffering: The Prison Epistles of Thomas Hardcastle,”
Eusebia: The Bulletin of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, Winter 2010

“The Fall of Man and the Failure of Jonathan Edwards,” Evangelical Quarterly, July 2007

“A Southern Exposure: The Theology of Jonathan Edwards in the Writings of Jesse Mercer,” The Journal of Baptist Studies [Internet], Spring 2007
“Edwards and Indians: Inclusivism or Evangelism?” Fides et Historia, Fall 2006

“The Gospel According to Jonathan Edwards: Andrew Fuller’s Appropriation of
Edwards’ ‘Justification by Faith Alone,’” Eusebeia, Spring 2005

Academic Presentations:
“The Master Plan for Higher Education: A Discipleship Model for Character Formation and Human Flourishing,” The Character of the University: Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, [October 2019]

“Jonathan Edwards, Particular Baptists and the Modern Missionary Movement,”
National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2018

“A Biblical, Practical Theology for the Integration of Faith and Learning,”
Southeast Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 2018

Panelist, “Reflections on Missions and Education,” for History Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, First Baptist Church, Columbia, SC, October 8, 2017

“John Brine: Salty Calvinist or Faithful Baptist?” Southeast Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 2017

“Training Up Children in the Way that They Should Go with Jonathan Edwards,”
National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 2015

“Integrating Faith and Learning: Making Disciples in the Christian College,”
Faculty Retreat Louisiana College, August 2015

“Teaching the Millennial Generation,” Annual Meeting of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, June 2014

Evangelical Theological Society