Abraham Friesen, PhD


  • Stanford University, MA and PhD
  • University of Manitoba, Canada, BA

Carrera docente

  • Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Professor and renowned historian at University of California, Santa Barbara for more than 40 years
  • Lectured at Westmont College, Pacific College, Stanford University, Pepperdine University, Mennonite Brethren Seminary, Regent College, the University of Winnipeg, and the Biblical Seminary in Bonn, Germany

Otros aspectos destacados de la carrera

  • Preacher at churches throughout North America
  • Service at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies and on the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Sixteenth Century Journal, Journal of Mennonite Studies, and Mennonite Quarterly Studies
  • Member of several professional organizations, including The Society for Reformation Research, The Center for Mennonite Studies, and The American Society for Church History
  • Fellow for The Institute of European History
  • Considered an expert in the works of Thomas Müntzer


  • Numerous journal articles for a wide range of publications including Church History,the Journal of American Academy of Religion, and The Messenger, with several articles translated and published in languages across Europe
  • Author of numerous books, including Reformation and UtopiaThomas Müntzer, a Destroyer of the Godless, In Defense of Privilege: Russian Mennonites and the State Before and During World War I, and History and Renewal in the Anabaptist/Mennonite Tradition