Craig Atwood Recent Contributions to the Field

CV (pdf)

Rev. Dr. Craig D. Atwood (2010)

Charles D. Couch Associate Professor
of Moravian Theology and Ministry
Director of the Center for Moravian Studies


BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1983
MDiv, Moravian Theological Seminary, 1987
PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1995
Ordained in the Moravian Church

Phone: 610-861-1596
Email: atwoodc@moravian.edu

Craig D. Atwood was ordained as a minister in the Moravian Church after graduating from Moravian Seminary in 1987, and he received his PhD in historical theology from Princeton Seminary in 1995. He believes that modern congregations should draw upon the wisdom and insights of generations of Christian thinkers in the great tradition of the faith. In his several books and articles, Craig has offered new interpretations of Moravian history, especially the radical aspects of Zinzendorf’s theology. He is helping the broader Christian church rediscover the riches of the Moravian theological heritage, including concepts like the Motherhood of the Holy Spirit and the woundedness of the Savior. He has served as chaplain of two Moravian institutions of higher education (Moravian College and Salem College) and taught on the faculty of Salem College and Wake Forest University. He was also Theologian in Residence at Home Moravian Church where he taught the Adult Bible Class, which was broadcast live on local radio. He is overly fond of Monty Python and Eddie Izzard, and his annual reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" was a tradition at both Salem Academy and Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Craig loves teaching and likes to incorporate movies and music into courses when possible. 

Representative Courses
Moravian History
The Christian Tradition
Christianity in the Modern World
The Ancient Unity (Moravian)
Renewed and Modern Moravian Church
Historical Theology