Marion E. Wade Professor of Christian Thought, Director of the Marion E. Wade Center
Prior to coming to Wheaton College he served as a missionary and pastor. Mitchell received his M.A. from Wheaton College, and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where his concentration was Historical Theology.
Christopher W. Mitchell is Director of the Marion E. Wade Center and holds the Marion E. Wade Chair of Christian Thought, at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. In addition to serving as the Director of the Wade Center and teaching theology, Mitchell serves as Book Review Editor for Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review, a journal published annually by the Wade Center on its seven authors.
Dr. Mitchell's published works include: "Making Doctrine Dance," Christian History & Biography, (Fall 2005 Issue).
"Bearing the Weight of Glory: The Cost of C.S. Lewis's Witness" in The Pilgrim's Guide: C.S. Lewis and the Art of Witness (Eerdmans, 1998).
"Following the Argument Wherever it Leads: C.S. Lewis and the Oxford University Socratic Club, 1942 to 1954," in Inklings Jahrbuch fur Literatur und Asthetik (No. 17, 1999).
"Jonathan Edwards's Scottish Connection," in Jonathan Edwards at Home and Abroad: Historical Memories, Cultural Movements, Global Horizons, eds. David W. Kling and Douglas A. Sweeney (University of South Carolina Press, 2003).
He has also written articles for Who's Who in Christian History (Tyndale), Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (T&T Clark), the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, revised edition (Baker), and the New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press). He and his wife Julie live in Wheaton, and have four children and two grandchildren.