Stephen Emerson, PhD


Adjunct Professor, Department of Theology

Steve Emerson, PhD, has been teaching Church history and theology for more than 10 years. His areas of research interest include patristic soteriology, Cappadocian theology, and Augustine. A favorite quote of his from Church history comes from 19th-century missionary Adoniram Judson: “The future is as bright as the promises of God.”


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BA, Westmont College

Academic Area

  • Azusa Pacific Seminary
  • School of Theology

Courses Taught

  • GTHE 513 - Church History II
  • THEO 352 - Church History from Apostolic to the Eve of Reformation
  • THEO 354 - Church History from the Eve of the Reformation to the Present