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Jason Fite

Jason is a doctoral student in Historical Theology at PRTS. His research focuses on Alexander Leighton (c. 1570-1649) and the theology of Puritan polemics in early Stuart England.

Jason earned a BA in History and Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2006 and a MDiv with concentrations in Church History/Historical Theology and Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. He has been a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy since 2007. His military career has included extensive service on guided missile destroyers, three assignments as Protestant Lay Leader, and a duty assignment as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Jason has been married to his wife Sarah since 2008 and they have four beautiful children. They are currently members of Reformation Christian Fellowship in Newport News, Virginia.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

2 Timothy 2:15

Education

(1) Texas A&M University (BA in History and Political Science)

(2) Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv with concentrations in Church History/Historical Theology and Biblical Languages)

(3) United States Naval War College — Naval Command & Staff College (Diploma with Distinction in Joint Professional Military Education Phase I)

(4) Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PhD – in progress)

 

Subject Area and Specialty

Alexander Leighton (c. 1570-1649) and the theology of Puritan polemics in early Stuart England

 

Research Interests

Reformation and Post-Reformation studies to include:

  • Martin Luther
  • The Erastianism of the English Reformation
  • English Puritanism
  • The struggle over adiaphora in late Tudor and early Stuart England
  • Theology and polemics in the early Stuart Church of England

 

Publications

“Adiaphora: Theological War in Elizabethan England,” in the Puritan Reformed Journal, Vol. 9, no. 1 (January 2017): 113-140.

“Study the Past to Win Today,” Proceedings, Vol. 144/12/1,390 (December 2018): 58-62.

 

Unpublished Works in Progress

“Ezekiel Culverwell, Alexander Leighton, and the Synod of Dort”

“The Piety of a Puritan Polemicist”