Marc Clauson


Dr. Clauson has been at Cedarville since 2002, teaching courses in history of ideas, historical theology and church history, and political and economic thought. He has published two books on hermeneutics and history and theology of legal philosophy, and he has books underway on theological and philosophical anthropology in early modern history and the use of special revelation in early modern political and legal thought.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Intellectual History and Policy, University of the Orange Free State, RSA
  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
  • Th.M. in Reformation Historical Theology, Liberty University
  • M.A., in Church History (Early and Patristic), Liberty University
  • M.A. in Political Science, Marshall University
  • B.S. in Physics, Marshall University
  • Additional doctoral work in Economics, West Virginia University; and in Intellectual History, University of Kentucky


  • Running
  • Reading
  • Watching trains (real ones)
  • Watching thunderstorms
  • Collecting books

Contact Information

Expert Topics

  • European Intellectual History
  • Constitutional Law and Constitutionalism
  • Early American Political Thought (to 1800)
  • History of Political Thought
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Legal History
  • Policy Analysis
  • Political Economy