Dr. Charles Nienkirchen
BTh, Ontario Bible College, 1974
BA (Hons.), University of Waterloo, 1976
MA, University of Waterloo, 1978
PhD, University of Waterloo, 1985
Areas of Specialization: classical spiritual disciplines, dreams, spiritual direction, renewal movements, ancient Christian traditions, Christian-Muslim relations.
Dr. Charles Nienkirchen is Professor of Christian History and Spirituality at Ambrose University College in Calgary, Alberta. He taught as an adjunct professor at several seminaries in Canada, the United States and Russia and has been Scholar in Residence at the University of Oxford, England and Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem as well as Visiting Professor at Tamilnadu Theological Seminary in Madurai, South India. In 1998 he was honoured as Distinguished Alumnus for Tyndale College. He was also the recipient of The Award of Distinction from Alberta Advanced Education for Internationalizing the Teaching and Learning Practice in 2006. He is the creator and director of the award winning Down Ancient Paths Travel Study Program which explores both the oldest Christian traditions in the world and the primary biblical landscapes of the Middle East. His publications include A. B. Simpson and the Pentecostal Movement (1992/2010) and several articles on selected aspects of the history and practice of Christian spirituality. He participates in the congregational life of St. James Anglican Church in Calgary, Alberta.