David C. Ford

 David C. Ford

AddressPost Office Box 130
South Canaan, PA 18459

Associate Professor of Church History, St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

B.A., Colgate University,
M.Div., Oral Roberts University,
M.Phil., Drew University,
Ph.D., Drew University,

Associate Professor of Church History, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., his Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Ok., and his Ph.D. from Drew University in Madison, N.J.

He has published two books, Marriage as a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints (co-authored with his wife Dr. Mary Ford) and Women and Men in the Early Church: The Full Views of Saint John Chrysostom, and the booklet. Prayer and the Departed Saints. His journal articles include “St. Macarios of Egypt and John Wesley: Variations on the Theme of Sanctification” in the Greek Orthodox Theological Review, “Help from Heaven” in AGAIN magazine, “The Interrelationship of Clergy and Laity within the Family of God according to Saint John Chrysostom” in St.Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, “2000 Years of Church History as Seen through the Lives of Some of the Most Significant Saints of Each Century” in the Tikhonaire, “Crisis in Marriage: The Wisdom of St. John Chrysostom” in Alive in Christ and reprinted in Sourozh, and several articles, mostly on the lives of the Saints, in Alive in Christ.

Dr. David has published encyclopedia articles on “St. John Chrysostom” in The Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching, “St. Innocent Veniaminov” and “St. Jacob Netsvetov” in The American National Biography, and “History of Orthodoxy” in The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Religion in Canada. He also delivered the 2001 St. John Chrysostom Lecture at Holy Cross School of Theology.

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