The Rev. Calvin Lane, PhD

The Rev. Calvin Lane, PhD

Affiliate Professor of Church History 

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
MTS Nashotah House Theological Seminary
PhD University of Iowa
BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Get to Know Dr. Lane

The Rev. Dr. Calvin Lane is Affiliate Professor of Church History at Nashotah House where he delights in teaching the full range of church history, directing theses, and being a part of the wider Nashotah community. Concerned with the intersection of practice and belief, his teaching always returns to the way the church’s life, devotion, and thought are dynamically related.

Dr. Lane has held research fellowships in the U.S. and the U.K., including grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church. In 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London. He is active in the Sixteenth Century Society Conference and the American Society of Church History Conference. In addition to his academic writing, Dr. Lane writes for The Living Church magazine and its Covenant blog. Dr. Lane also serves as a member of the General Board of Examining Chaplains for the Episcopal Church.

In addition to teaching courses for Nashotah House, Father Lane serves as Associate Rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Lane is happily married to Dr. Denise Kettering-Lane, Associate Professor at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana (just next door to Dayton on the campus of Earlham College). They have two children, Daniel and Elizabeth.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • The Laudians and the Elizabethan Church: History, Conformity, and Religious Identity in Post-Reformation England. London: Routledge, 2013. 

    • Spirituality and Reform: Christianity in the West, c1000-c18000. Lanham, MD: Lexington/Fortress, 2018.

  • Articles
    • “John Milton’s Elegy for Lancelot Andrewes (1626) and the Dynamic Nature of Religious Identity in Early Stuart England,” Anglican & Episcopal History 85 (2016), pp. 468-491.

    • “The Evolution of Early Stuart Conformist Thought: The Liturgical Theology of John Donne,” Reformation and Renaissance Review 7.2 / 7.3 (2005), 223-248.  

    • “Before Hooker: The Material Context of Elizabethan Prayer Book Worship,” Anglican and Episcopal History 74 (2005), 320-356.