Geoffrey Dipple, PhD (Queen's), MA (Queen's), BA (Valparaiso)

Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences


Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences



My research focuses on a variety of topics in the history of early modern Europe, especially in the German-speaking lands at the time of the Protestant Reformation. Current research projects include a biography of the Spiritualist Anabaptist Hans Denck, and studies of literary and lived utopias during the sixteenth century and the development of lay, vernacular theology in the early years of the Reformation.


I have taught a wide range of courses on the history of Europe from Classical Greece to western Europe at the end of the twentieth century. I also teach courses on the role of religion in political and social radicalism across the globe, and on genocides in the twentieth century.


AUCLA 224 - History of the Roman Empire

History of the Roman Empire from the time of Augustus to the fall of the west in the fifth century A.D. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUCLA 224 and AUHIS 208.

AUHIS 121 - Topics in Global History

Selected topic in global history. Topics vary from year to year depending on instructor and student interest.

AUHIS 208 - History of the Roman Empire

History of the Roman Empire from the time of Augustus to the fall of the West in the fifth century A.D. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUHIS 208 and AUCLA 224.

AUHIS 300 - Topics in European History

Advanced study of selected periods and themes in European history. Focus and content of each course vary from year to year. Topics are announced before registration.

AUHIS 401 - Directed Reading I

Intensive study of a specific area of history as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing and consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUIDS 101 - First Year Seminar

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is the first course in Augustana's Core. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

AUIDS 401 - Advanced Integration Project

A project-based course which allows students to work in small interdisciplinary teams to propose a solution to a real-world issue with the support of a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: AUIDS 301.

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Featured Publications

Para-Academic Theology: Theology of the "Uneducated" in The Cambridge History of Reformation Era Theology, edited by Kenneth Appold and Nelson Minnich. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Cambridge. 2023 September;

Geoffrey Dipple and Kat Hill, eds.

Brill. 2023 April;

Spiritualist Anabaptism: Oxymoron or Redundancy?

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Mennnonite Quarterly Review. 2022 July; 96 (3):417-24

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Catholic Responses to Martin Luther, Digital Collections, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. 2018 January;

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Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme. 2017 January; 40 (4):73-90

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European History Online. 2015 January;