Dr. Christopher Ocker


Professor of Church History

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

cocker@sfts.edu | 415.451.2876

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Christopher Ocker is a historian of Christianity with special interests in the history of the interpretation of the Bible, the medieval background to the Reformation, religious conflict, and interfaith theology.


Christianity from Jewish Sect to Colonial Religion, the Muilenburg-Koenig History of Religion Seminar, Religionless Christianity, Reformations


Biblical Poetics Before Humanism and Reformation

Church Robbers and Reformers in Germany, 1525-1547

Politics and Reformations: Histories and Reformations

Politics and Reformations: Communities, Polities, Nations, and Empires

Journal of the Bible and its Reception


Reformation, History of Christianity, Interfaith Relations and Theology