Christopher R. Schlect - New Saint Andrews College

Christopher R. Schlect, Ph.D.

Fellow of History

Ph.D. in History, Washington State University, 2015
M.A. in History, University of Idaho, 2005
B.A. in History, Washington State University, 1990

Christopher R. Schlect, PhD, has taught at New Saint Andrews College for many years. He has earned eleven competitive awards for his research on early 20th century Protestant religious life. He was a 2012 Research Fellow at the Presbyterian Historical Society, and has been awarded the 2016-17 distinguished lectureship for the Association of Reformed Colleges and Universities. Schlect has presented his research at meetings of the American Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the American Academy of Religion and the Idaho Council for History Education. His historical work includes service as a ranger for the US National Park Service, where he specialized in Protestant missions to the Nez Perce people and interpreted historical sites and material culture for the public. As Fellow of History at New Saint Andrews College, Schlect teaches courses in ancient and medieval civilizations, US history, the history of American Christianity, medieval education, and Classical Rhetoric, among other subjects. He has also taught introductory and advanced courses in US history and Ancient Rome at Washington State University. Schlect is the Director of New Saint Andrews College’s graduate program in Classical and Christian Studies. He also serves Classical and Christian Schools around the country through his consulting and teacher training activities.
Schlect has authored Critique of Modern Youth MinistryThe Christian Worldview and Apologetics and an official history of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches. His articles have appeared in Credenda/Agenda, Table Talk, Classis, and the National Park Service’s “Getaway” series. He has also contributed chapters to Repairing the Ruins: The Classical and Christian Challenge to Modern Education (Canon Press), the Omnibus series (Veritas Press), and the Latin Alive series (Classical Academic Press).
Dr. Schlect is a teaching elder at Trinity Reformed Church (CREC) in Moscow, Idaho. He and his wife, Brenda, have five children and one grandchild.

Contact Information: (208) 882-1566 | E-mail

Christopher R. Schlect’s Posts

Songs of Protest and Selfie Anthems

Songs of Protest and Selfie Anthems

Christopher Schlect This is my fight song Take back my life song Prove I’m alright song My power’s turned on Starting right now I’ll be strong I’ll play my fight song And I don’t really care if nobody else believes ‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me....

The History of the American West Field Trip

The History of the American West Field Trip

  by Brianna Ruffatto   Students at NSA have been trying to define what the American West is, exactly.   At first, the question seems simple enough; we’ve all enjoyed the likes of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne battling it out, mustache, boot, and spur...

Old-School Rhetoric

Old-School Rhetoric

by Chris Schlect Fellow of History Cicero’s orations against Cataline were not built in a day. The recovery of classical rhetoric is no small task, beset with heavy lifting and blind groping. This year I designed a new elective course in an attempt to recover some old...

Interacting with Authors

Interacting with Authors

by Chris Schlect Fellow of History There is more to a book than what you can discover from reading it. Most scholars write books in order to engage other books; any good scholarly monograph is just one voice in a conversation, and one contribution to a library. Beyond...

Schlect presents paper at conference

Schlect presents paper at conference

Earlier this month, our fellow of history, Christopher Schlect, traveled to Sacramento to deliver a paper at the 2015 conference of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. Schlect is now back in Moscow and presented an expanded version of the...

Facebook
Instagram
YouTube

Stay connected.

Sign up for the newsletter.