Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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Alice J. Ott, PhD

Affiliate Professor of the History of Mission and World Christianity


BGS, Ohio University
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Dr. Ott served as a missionary in Germany for twenty-one years with Reach Global, formerly the Evangelical Free Church Mission. During that time she studied ancient languages at the “Sprachenkolleg” in Stuttgart. Research and teaching interests include History of Christian Mission and German Pietism. In addition to teaching various Christian Ministries courses as part of REACH, Dr. Ott also teaches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS).

Dr. Ott is a member of the American Society of Church History and the Verein für württembergische Kirchengeschichte [Society for Wurttemberg Church History].

Dr. Ott has published the following:
The Sunwoman in the Wilderness: The Religious Beliefs and Practices of George Rapp and the Harmony Society in their Historical Context. Pietist and Wesleyan Studies Series. (Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, forthcoming)
Singing to the Lord a New Song: Hymnody and Liturgy in George Rapp’s Harmony Society, 1805-1847 in The Pietist Impulse in Christianity, ed. Christian Collins Winn et al. (Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2011).
Community in “Companies”: The Conventicles of George Rapp’s Harmony Society compared to those in Württemberg Pietism and the Brüderunität in Pietism and Community in Europe and North America, 1650-1850, ed. Jonathan Strom (Leiden: Brill Press, 2010).