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Scott Brenon Caton

Professor of History and Culture

Dr. Caton, an alumnus of Roberts Wesleyan College, received a B.A. in philosophy and religion there in 1986. He received a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1988. He earned a Ph.D. in history (major field: American history; minor fields: British history and British literature) from the University of Rochester in 1998. Dr. Caton is a professor of history at Roberts Wesleyan College, where he has been teaching since 1990. He is a founding faculty member of Northeastern Seminary. His research interests include American and British Puritanism, the English Reformation, 19th and 20th-century American evangelicalism, the lives and writings of John Henry Newman and Hilaire Belloc, and the work of American cultural critic Orestes Brownson. He is a founding member of the Rochester Chapter of the American Chesterton Society. Dr. Caton is one of the few men in the world who has received permission from Rome to be ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church although he is married. He was ordained in June 2011. He serves part-time as Assisting Priest at St. Lawrence Parish in Greece, N.Y.