William Katerberg, selected publications
Series editor for Harlan Davidson/Wiley-Blackwell, "The Western History Series" (with Carol L. Higham)
Todd M. Kerstetter, Inspiration and Innovation: Religion in the American West. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming in 2015.
Expectations of Equality: A History of Black Westerners. By Albert S. Broussard. Wheeling, Illinois: Harland Davidson, 2012.
Choices and Chances: A History of Women in the U.S. West. By Sheila McManus. Wheeling, Illinois: Harland Davidson, 2010.
Conquests & Consequences: The American West from Frontier to Region. Wheeling, Illinois: Harlan Davidson. Co-written with Carol L. Higham. 2009.
Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2008.
Edited with Miroslav Volf. The Future of Hope: Christian Tradition Amid Modernity and Postmodernity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
Modernity and the Dilemma of North American Anglican Identities, 1880-1950. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001.
Articles and Book Chapters
“The Poverty of Theory (and History): Frank Ankersmit’s Search for Historical Experience,” Fides et Historia 45:2 (Summer/Fall 2013).
“Crossing Confessional Divides,” Fides et Historia 44:2 (Summer/Fall 2012): 84-86. [Introduction to a forum on this topic.]
“Globalizing American Creation Stories,” The Maryville Symposium: Conversations on Faith & the Liberal Arts, Theme Issue on Frontiers, Borders and Citizens: Membership in American Society 5 (2012): 7-33.
“The Person of the Historian,” Fides et Historia 44:1 (Winter/Spring 2012): 76-81.
“Who Wants to Live in the Real World?” Practically Human: College Professors Speak from the Heart about Humanities Education. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin College Press, 2012.
“Identities in Fragments? Growing Up at the Borders of Religion, Ethnicity, and Nation.” Jacob E. Nyenhuis, Suzanne M. Sinke, and Robert P. Swierenga, eds., Across Borders: Dutch Migration to North America and Australia. Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2010.
“The ‘Objectivity Question’ and the Historian’s Vocation.” In Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation, edited by John Fea, Jay Green, & Eric Miller. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.
"Identities in Fragments? Growing Up at the Borderlands of Religion, Ethnicity, and Nation." In Across Borders: Dutch Migration to North America and Australia, edited by Jacob N. Nyenhuis, Suzanne M. Sinke, and Robert P. Swierenga. Holland, MI: VanRaalte Press, 2010: 3-16.
“A Northern Vision: Frontiers and the West in the Canadian and American Imagination.” In One West, Two Myths, Volume Two: Essays on Comparison, edited by Carol L. Higham and Robert Thacker. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2007. (Reprint of 2003 ARCS article.)
“In the Crucible of Civil War: Morality, Public Memory, and the Writing of History.” Fides et Historia 39, no. 1 (2007): 85-99.
“Western Myth and the End of History in the Novels of Douglas Coupland.” Western American Literature 40, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 272-299.
“History, Hope, and the Redemption of Time.” In The Future of Hope: Christian Tradition Amid Modernity and Postmodernity, edited by Miroslav Volf and William Katerberg. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004.
“Redemptive Horizons, Redemptive Violence, and Hopeful History.” Fides et Historia 36, no. 1 (2004): 1-14.
“A Northern Vision: Frontiers and the West in the Canadian and American Imagination.” The American Review of Canadian Studies 33, no. 4 (Winter 2003): 547-567.
“Is There Such a Thing as ‘Christian’ History?” Fides et Historia 34, no. 1 (2002): 57-66.
“George Rawlyk’s Absent Nineteenth Century.” Fides et Historia 32, no. 1 (2000): 18-21.
“Consumers and Citizens: Religion, Identity, and Politics in Canada and the USA.” In Rethinking Church, State, and Modernity: Canada Between Europe and the USA, edited by David Lyon and Marguerite Van Die. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.
“History as Identity: Religion, Subjectivity, and the Historical Profession.” Canadian Society of Church History Historical Papers, 1997.
“Redefining Evangelicalism in the Canadian Anglican Church: Wycliffe College and the Evangelical Party, 1867-1995.” In Aspects of the Canadian Evangelical Experience, edited by George Rawlyk. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997.
“The Irony of Identity: An Essay on Nativism, Liberal Democracy, and Parochial Identities in Canada and the United States.” American Quarterly 47, no. 3 (Sept. 1995): 493-524.
“Protecting ‘Christian Liberty’: Mainline Protestantism, Racial Thought, and Political Culture in English Canada, 1918-1939.” Canadian Society of Church History Historical Papers, 1995.
Lee Rozelle, Ecosublime: Environmental Awe and Terror from New World to Oddworld for Pacific Historical Review, 76, no. 3 (August 2007): 484-485. Tuscaloosa, Ala., University of Alabama Press, 2006.
Essay on R. Douglas Francis, Richard Jones, and Donald B. Smith, Origins: Canadian History to Confederation, 5th ed. Scarborough, ON: Nelson, 2004; Destinies: Canadian History Since Confederation, 5th ed. Scarborough, ON: Nelson, 2004; Journeys: A History of Canada. Scarborough, ON: Nelson, 2004 for The American Review of Canadian Studies 36, no. 4 (Winter 2006): 644-648.
Richard Kearney, On Paul Ricoeur: The Owl of Minerva. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2004 for Utopian Studies, 17, no. 1 (2006): 270-273.
Catherine Gidney, A Long Eclipse: The Liberal Protestant Establishment and the Canadian University, 1920-1970. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004 for Journal of Education and Christian Belief 10, no. 1 (2006): 91-92.
J.I. Little, Borderland Religion: The Emergence of an English-Canadian Identity, 1792-1852. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004 for The American Review of Canadian Studies 35, no. 4 (Winter 2005): 743-745.
Robert F. Ziedel, Immigrants, Progressives, and Exclusion Politics: The Dillingham Commission, 1900-1927. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2004 for Journal of American History 91, no. 4 (2005): 1505.
Alan L. Hayes,. Anglicans in Canada: Controversies and Identity in Historical Perspective. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2004 for Toronto Journal of Theology 20, no. 2 (2004): 239.
Ferenc Morton Szasz, Religion in the Modern American West. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2000 for Western Historical Quarterly 32, no. 4 (2001): 510-511.
Donald Harman Akenson, God’s Peoples: Covenant and Land in South Africa, Israel, and Ulster. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992 for Left History 1, no. 2 (Fall 1993): 169-171.
David Marshall, Secularizing the Faith: Canadian Protestant Clergy and the Crisis of Belief, 1850-1940. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992 for Left History 1, no. 1 (Spring 1993): 143-144.
“Can Democrats get Religion? Left and Center in Grand Rapids.” Christian Century, 27 December 2005.
“Retrieving Hope.” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, March 2005.
“Rendering Unto God and Unto Caesar.” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, May 2005. [Review of Wes Avram, ed. Anxious About Empire: Theological Essays on the New Global Realities. Grand Rapids, Brazos Press, 2004.]
“Special Pleading.” Books & Culture, November/December 2002.
“In Brief.” Books & Culture, March/April 2000. [Reviews of Mark David Spence. Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks. New York: Oxford, 1999; and, Robert Keller & Michael Turek. American Indians and National Parks. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1998.]
“Opening Minds, Closing Minds – An Unhelpful Polemic.” Teaching Voices, University of New Brunswick Bulletin on University Teaching. Issue No. 27, January 1999.