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Elsie Anne McKee, Congolese, American history educator, writer. Recipient Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst grant for German language study, 1978, Fulbright award, 1979-1981, Research and Travel grant American Philosoph. Society, 1984, American Council of Learned Societies fellowship, 1986-1987, Faculty Development Travel grant Lilly Foundation, 1989.


McKee, Elsie Anne was born on February 14, 1951 in Luebo, Kasai, Zaire. Came to the United States. Daughter of Charles Theodore and Anne Candlish (Shepherd) McKee.


Bachelor with high honors, Hendrix College, 1973. Diploma in theology, Cambridge University, England, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy summa cum laude, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1982.


Assistant professor church history, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, Massachusetts, 1982-1988;associate professor, Andover, Massachusetts, 1988-1992;Archibald Alexander associate professor, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, 1992-1994;Archibald Alexander professor reformation studies and history of worship, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, since 1994. Member H. H. Meeter Center Governor Board Calvin College and Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1988-1992. Visiting professor Faculte de Theologie Reformee au Kasai, Zaire, 1995.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: John Calvin on the Diaconate and Liturgical Almsgiving, 1984, Elders and the Plural Ministry: The Role of Exegetical History in Illuminating John Calvin's Theology, 1988, Diakonia: In the Classical Reformed Tradition and Today, 1989, German translation, 1995, Reforming Popular Piety in Sixteenth-Century Strasbourg: Katharina Schütz Zell and Her Hymnbook, 1994, Katharina Schütz Zell: The Life and Thought of a Sixteenth Century Reofrmer, 1998, The Writings of Katharina Schütz Zell: A Critical Edition, 1998. Co-editor: (with B. Armstrong) Probing the Reformed Tradition: Historical Studies in Honor of Edward A. Dowey, Junior, 1989. Member editorial council Sixteenth Century Journal, since 1990, Studies in Reformed Theology and History, since 1991.

      Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Member American Society Church History, North America Academy of Liturgy, Scholars of Early Modern Europe, Calvin Studies Society (vice president 1993-1995, president 1995-1997.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, walking, piano and choral music.


Charles Theodore McKee

Anne Candlish (Shepherd) McKee