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Dr Jennifer Hein

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Contact Details

Position: Lecturer in Church History



Doctor of Philosophy
Flinders University

Master of Arts (Christian Studies)
Australian College of Theology

Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies
Bible College of South Australia

Bachelor of Arts
Adelaide University

Certificate of Management
Adelaide TAFE

Areas of Teaching

Church History


Jennifer had successful careers in the Commonwealth Public Service and commission sales of cosmetics before returning to study as a mature age student. She completed her doctorate on the historical memory of The Salvation Army in South Australia.

Her research interests include Salvation Army history and theology, Wesleyan history and theology, and South Australian Church history.

Jennifer is a member of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research and the South Australian Historical Society. She is an Executive Member of the Salvation Army Historical Society.

She worships at the Ingle Farm corps of The Salvation Army, where she sings alto in the choir. In her spare time she goes geocaching and enjoys Marvel movies and games.


Peer reviewed:

“Equality in a Multi-racial Church: The Experience of The Salvation Army and Indigenous Converts in 19th-century Goolwa, South Australia”, Australian Journal of Mission Studies 9/2 (December 2015).

Review of Witnessing Australian Stories: History, Testimony and Memory in Contemporary Culture by Kelly Jean Butler, Transnational Literature 7/1 (November 2014).

“‘Decently and in Good Order’: Nineteenth Century Salvation Army as an Example of the Interface between Religion and Secular Society” in Secularisation: New Historical Perspectives, (ed) Christopher Hartney, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

“A Crisis of Leadership: John Alexander Dowie and the Salvation Army in South Australia”, Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia 30 (2011).

“More Inspirational than Penetrating: The Salvation Army’s Use of History”, Aldersgate Papers 8 (2010).


“Booth’s Vision: A Historical-Theological Perspective”, Windows of Opportunity 8 (2012).

“Responsible Research: James Barker, an Adelaide dock strike and the implications for mission from rewriting history”, Aldersgate Papers 10 (2012).

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