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Lynn Mitchell

Lynn Mitchell

Religious Studies
Ph.D., Rice University

A.D. Bruce Religion Center 
University of Houston 
113B A.D. Bruce Religion Center 
Houston, Texas 77204-3052 
(713) 743-3213



Biographical Summary

  • B.A. in Bible with minors in Greek and English, Abilene Christian University, 1961. 
  • M.A. in Doctrine with minor in Hebrew, A.C.U., 1969. Thesis: ―The Apologetic Method of C.S. Lewis.‖ 
  • M.A. in Religious Studies with concentration in Theology and Theological Ethics, Rice University, 1974. 
  • Ph.d in Religious Studies, Rice University, 1979. Dissertation: ―Two Ages and Two Communities: Implications of an Eschatological Duality for Construction of a Social Ethic.‖ 
  • (Eighty undergraduate and eighty-one graduate hours in Religion) 
  • Academic Honors: A Club Scholarship (ACC, 1961): McGarvey Fellowship (ACC, 1962): Rice Graduate Scholar (1969-70): Rice Graduate Fellow (1970-72). 

Academic Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion 
  • Society of Biblical Literature 
  • American Society of Christian Ethics 
  • Restoration Theological Research Fellowship 



  • Resident Scholar in Religion in A.D. Bruce Religion Center and Director of Religious Studies Program for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston, 1985-Present. 
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Religion, Graduate School, Religion Division, Pepperdine University, June, 1993. 
  • Associate Professor in The Department of Theology, Univesity of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, 1974-1985. 
  • Visiting Theologian, University of Houston, 1981-1982. 

Selected Publications

  • Walking in the Light: How Christians Face Ethical Issues. Austin, Texas, Sweet Publishing Co., 1974. 
  • Two Ages and Two Communities: The Implications of An Eschatological Duality for Development of a Social Ethic. Dissertation at Rice University, 1979. University Microfilms International. 
  • The Christian Vision and Public Ethics. Peter Lang Publishing Co., Bern and Frankfurt. 1988. 
  • Editor, All Things Praise Thee…Lord May We. Malibu, Cal., Partnership for Christian Ministry and Publication, Pepperdine University, 1990. 
  • Mitchell, Lynn, et al. Gender and Ministry. Huntsville, Alabama: Freed-Hardeman University—Publishing Designs, 1990. 
  • Preface, Koresh: The Waco Holocaust, by Edwin Felix. Houston, Texas: Univers de Presse, 1994.