Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Dean of Academics

Associate Professor of Historical Theology


Dr. Dale M. Coulter serves as the associate dean of academics and associate professor of Historical Theology for the School of Divinity. He joined Regent University School of Divinity in 2007 and has served as interim director of the Ph.D. program. Before coming to Regent, he was a faculty member for eight years in the School of Religion at Lee University.

Coulter currently serves on the editorial board of Victorine Texts in Translation, having also co-edited the first translation of the series (Trinity and Creation, 2010 Brepols). He also served as co-editor of PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (2010-2015) and currently is a member of the executive committee of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Coulter is also involved in ecumenical discussions as well as a participating member of Evangelicals and Catholics Together. He blogs occasionally at First Thoughts, the online platform for the journal First Things, which is published by the Institute for Religion and Public Life. As an ordained minister, Coulter remains active in the life of the local church by regularly teaching and preaching.


Faculty Award for Excellence, Regent University, Fall 2012.

Excellence in Scholarship Award, Academic Year 2004-2005, Lee University. 

Listed in printed and online versions of International Directory of Medievalists (Turnhout: Brepols, 2005). Published in collaboration with Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Etudes Médiévales (FIDEM). 

John B. Stephenson Fellowship, Appalachian College Association and Andrew Mellon Foundation, 2001.


Published Books:

Trinity and Creation, co-editor with Boyd Taylor Coolman, Victorine Texts in Translation 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010. Paperback edition forthcoming from New City Press, 2011.

"Per Visibilia Ad Invisibilia": Theological Method in Richard of St. Victor (d. 1173).  Bibliotheca Victorina 19. Turnhout: Brepols, 2006.

Holiness: The Beauty of Perfection. Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 2004.

Victorine Texts in Translation. Eds. Gover A. Zinn, Boyd Taylor Coolman, Dale M. Coulter, Hugh Feiss, Franlin Harkins, Frans Van Liere.  Turnhout: Brepols and New York: New City Press, 2010-. Projected 10-volume series of translations.

Co-editor, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Published Chapters and Journal Articles:

“The Cosmopolitan Nature of Pentecostalism,” On the Square: Daily Columns From First Things’ Top Writers (February 24, 2011).

“Continuing the Critical Tradition of Pentecostalism,” PNUEMA: Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies 32.2 (2010): 177-179.

“Contemplation as 'Speculation': A Comparison of Boethius, Hugh of St. Victor, and Richard of St. Victor.” In From Knowledge to Beatitude: St Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond Essays in honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming.

“Recovering the Priority of Spiritual Experience: A Review of Elizabeth Dreyer’s Holy Presence, Holy Power,” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 19 (2010): 1-8.

“Christ, the Spirit, and Vocation: Initial Reflections on a Pentecostal Ecclesiology,” Pro Ecclesia 19.3 (2010): 318-339.

“Pentecostals and Catholics: On Learning to Read the Fathers Together,” Ecumenical Trends 39.1 (Jan. 2010): 1.

“Pentecostals and Monasticism: A Common Spirituality?” Assemblies of God Heritage 30 (2010): 42-49.

“Historia and Sensus litteralis: An Investigation into the Approach to Literal Interpretation at the Twelfth-Century School of St. Victor.” In Transforming Relations: Essays on Jews and Christians throughout History in honor of Michael A. Signer, ed. Franklin Harkins. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.

“New Eve: Mother of a Religion,” The Free Lance Star, Fredericksburg, VA, Dec. 20, 2009. Editorial on Mary that went into syndication and was picked up by a number of newspapers, including Providence Journal (Providence, RI) and Green Bay Press-Gazette (Green Bay, WI).

“Baptism, Conversion, and Grace: Reflections on the ‘Underlying Realities’ Between Pentecostals, Methodists, and Catholics,” PNUEMA: Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies 31.2 (2009):189-212.

“The Working of God’s Power: Toward a Pentecostal Understanding of Martyrdom and its Commemoration.” In A Cloud of Witnesses: Proceedings from Symposium at Bose Monastery, ed. Tamara Grdzelidze. Geneva: World Council of Churches Publications, 2009.

"Delivered By the Power of God: Toward a Pentecostal Understanding of Salvation," International Journal of Systematic Theology 10.4 (October 2008): 447-467.

"Are We Kin?: Reflections on the Dialogues Between Catholics, Methodists, and Pentecostals," Ecumenical Trends 37.8 (September 2008): 4-6.

"The Development of Ecclesiology in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN): A Forgotten Contribution?" PNUEMA: Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies 29.1 (2007): 59-85.

"Pentecostal Visions of the End: Eschatology, Ecclesiology and the Fascination with the ‘Left Behind’ Series," Journal of Pentecostal Theology 14.1 (2005): 81-98.

"What Meaneth This? Pentecostals and Theological Inquiry," Journal of Pentecostal Theology 10.1 (October 2001): 38-64.

"Pseudo-Dionysus in the Twelfth-Century Latin West," in Online Medieval Reference Book, 1997.


Second Vice President, Society for Pentecostal Studies, 2015. Member, Evangelicals and Catholics Together, 2006-present. Co-editor, Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 2010-2015.

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