Liam Atchison, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

Dr. Liam Atchison serves as Senior Vice President of Global Scholars. A historian who co-authored the book, Civil Religion and American Christianity (BorderStone, 2018) he has also edited books, monographs, and journals. Most recently, he contributed articles to three encyclopedias: War and Religion (ABC-CLIO, 2017), Evangelical America (ABC-CLIO, 2017), and Religion and Contemporary Politics: A Global Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO,2019).

Liam received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University where he studied under the venerable historian Robert D. Linder. He received his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Liam graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Kansas State University. He is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta honorary societies. Liam was the founding editor of the literary and cultural journal Mars Hill Review.

Liam and his wife of forty-one years, Precious, live in Overland Park, Kansas. He and Precious wrote a book together entitled Grief (NavPress, 1995). They have two grown children and three grandchildren, all living on the West Coast.

At home in Kansas, they live with a Schnoodle who obsesses about squirrels. Liam lives and dies with the baseball Royals and bleeds K-State purple. He fiddles with an English “translation” of John Ponet’s Short Treatise of Political Power because he thinks people may find it useful very soon.