Everett Ferguson
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Everett Ferguson
Everett Ferguson
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Everett Ferguson at ACU's Summit in 2014.
BornFebruary 18, 1933
EducationAbilene Christian University, Harvard University
EmployerAbilene Christian University
Known forEarly Christianity
Nancy Lewis Ferguson (m. June 25th, 1956; d. July 16, 2020)
ChildrenRay (Star) Ferguson, Ann (Doug) Doyle, Pat (George) Luchs, Hank (Connie) Hoadley

Everett Ferguson (born February 18, 1933) currently serves as Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.[1] He is author of numerous books on early Christian studies and served as co-editor of the Journal of Early Christian Studies.

Early life and education

He received both his undergraduate bachelor's degree and his first master's degree from Abilene Christian University in the mid 1950s.[2] He immediately proceeded to Harvard University and received his Bachelor of Sacred Theology followed by a doctoral degree "with distinction" in History and Philosophy of Religion.[3]

Awards and honors

During his education, Ferguson received such honors as the Honorary John Harvard Fellowship and Harvard Graduate School Fellowship. He later received awards from the Christian Research Foundation for both his dissertation, "Ordination in the Ancient Church," and for a translation of Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Moses. He was selected to speak as the John G. Gammie Senior Lecturer of the Southwest Commission for Religious Studies. He was later presented with a festschrift, The Early Church in Its Context: Essays in Honor of Everett Ferguson.[3]


Dr. Ferguson was a council member of the Association Internationale D'Etudes Patristiques,[3] which seeks "to promote the study of Christian antiquity, especially the Fathers of the Church, without prejudice to work undertaken in this domain in various countries."[4] He served for a term on the council of the American Society of Church History, and has also previously served as president of the North American Patristics Society (1990-1992), from which he received the Distinguished Service Award for more than thirty years of service.[2]



Edited Publications


  1. ^ "Everett Ferguson," Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 30, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Thirty Years of Service Earn Former ACU Professor National Award," Archived 2008-06-12 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 30, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c "Dr. Everett Ferguson," accessed September 30, 2008.
  4. ^ "AIEP - Statutes," Archived 2008-10-12 at the Wayback Machine accessed September 30, 2008.

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