After receiving his undergraduate degree from Whitworth College, Dewey Wallace attended the Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a B.D. and Princeton University where he received PhD in the History of Christianity. Most of his research has involved English Christianity during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and American Congregationalism in the nineteenth century. He has authored several books and many articles. He is currently focusing on past Calvinist religious figures and their influence on modern theology. Once that project is finished, he plans to look into how modern American Congregational clergy shaped the Puritan heritage for their own uses.