John D. Woodbridge

Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought

Dr. Woodbridge has taught history at the University of Toulouse, Northwestern University, and Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, and his areas of expertise include evangelicalism, fundamentalism, the history of the Bible’s authority, the French enlightenment and religion, the French Hugenots, and the origins of higher criticism. He speaks fluent French.

He and his wife, Susan, reside in Lake Forest, Illinois. They have three children. In his spare time, Dr. Woodbridge enjoys music.


Affiliations & Achievements


The History of Biblical Authority (Zondervan, 1982)

The Evangelicals (Abingdon, 1975)

Revolt in Prerevolutionary France: The Conspiracy of the Prince de Conti Against Louis XV (1755-1757) (Johns Hopkins, 1995)

Ambassadors for Christ (Moody, 1994), editor

More Than Conquerors (Moody 1992), editor

Great Leaders of the Christian Church (Moody 1988), editor

Renewing Your Mind in a Secular World (Moody, 1985), editor

Letters Along the Way (Crossway, 1993) co-authored with D.A. Carson

Scripture and Truth (Zondervan, 1983), editor