Dr. Darlene K. Flaming

Associate Professor of Religion

Darlene FlamingEducation

  • B. Hum., Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, I earned a Bachelor of Humanities degree at Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Along the way I spent two years as a missionary in French Guiana. In an unlikely combination of traditions, I earned my Ph.D. in church history at the University of Notre Dame, studying the early church and the Reformation, and wrote my dissertation on John Calvin’s view of the Apostolic Church.

I joined the faculty at Mercer in 1998 and have spent over 20 years teaching in the Roberts Department of Religion. Although my specialty is church history, I also regularly teach Old Testament, New Testament, Beginning with Abraham, Religion in America, and Gendered Lives. My current interest, both scholarly and personal, is interfaith dialogue; I am energized by my participation in the Women’s Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia. My son and I live with a menagerie of animals, including a poodle, two guinea pigs, and 10 fish.

Contact Dr. Darlene K. Flaming

(478) 301-2757