Fred Berthold

Academic Appointments

Preston Kelsey Professor of Religion, Emeritus

Fred Berthold was born in Webster Groves, Missouri. He completed his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth in 1945 and received his PhD in Religion from the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty of Dartmouth in 1949 and became the first dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation (1957-1962). He was appointed the first Preston H. Kelsey Professor of Religion in 1971 and retired from the college in 1993. He is the author of "The Fear of God: The Role of Anxiety in Contemporary Thought" (Harper, 1959) and"God, Evil, and Human Learning: A Critique and Revision of the Free Will Defense in Theodicy" (SUNY Pr., 2004), and co-edited "Basic Sources of the Judeo-Christian Religion" (Prentice-Hall, 1962) and "The Future of Empirical Theology" (University of Chicago Pr., 1969). You can listen to an oral history interview of him (conducted at Dartmouth College in 2008) about his World War II experience here:

B.A. Dartmouth College, 1945
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1954