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Ronald C. White, Jr.

American Church History


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • M.A., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ and Lincoln Theological College, UK
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles and Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Academic Positions

  • Fellow, The Trinity Forum [2013 - present]
  • Visiting Professor of History, UCLA [2012 - present]
  • Fellow, The Huntington Library [2002 - present]
  • Professor, San Francisco Theological Seminary, Southern California [2002 - 2006]

Published Works

  • Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural [2002]
    • New York Times 2002 Notable Book of the Year
    • Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • The Eloquent President: Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words [2005]
    • Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club Selection
    • Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A. Lincoln: A Biography [2009]
    • New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times Bestseller
    • Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club Selection
    • Best Books of 2009: Washington Post, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Christian Science Monitor, Barnes & Noble
    • Christopher Award, 2010, Books for Adults "that affirm the highest values of the human spirit."

Honors and Awards

  • Lincoln Group of New York Award of Achievement [2009]
  • Alumnus of the Year, Princeton Theological Seminary [2009]
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Whitworth University [2009}
  • Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia Lifetime Achievement Award [2011]