William’s goal is to create excitement for learning as a life-long process, and to value the Mennonite/Anabaptist heritage of Tabor.
He loves the small community of Tabor, and especially the students, who grow in respect for themselves, love for history and the relevance of faith in the modern world.
“Benjamin Titus Roberts and the `Preferential Option for the Poor’ in the Early Free Methodist Church” in Poverty and Ecclesiology: Nineteenth-Century Evangelicals in the Light of Liberation Theology, Anthony L. Dunnavant, ed. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992)
Holiness Manuscripts: A Guide to Unpublished Sources Documenting the Wesleyan/Holiness Movement in the United States and Canada (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1994)
“Pentecostal and Holiness Movements,” Encyclopedia of New York City (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995)
“A Persistent Sectarian Community: James Quinter and the Nineteenth-Century Reformulation of Brethren Identity.” In The Holy Spirit and the Gathered Community: The Challenge of Pietistic Experience for Anabaptist Groups, ed. by Steven L. Longenecker (Bridgewater, VA: Forum for Religious Studies, 1997)
“A Perfectionist Remnant: The Christian Pacifist Dissent from Realism on the Eve of the Cold War.” Brethren Life and Thought, 42 (Summer-Fall 1997): 199-215
“Culture, Class and Gender in the Progressive Era: The Social Thought of the Free Methodist Church during the Age of Gladden, Strong and Rauschenbush.” In Perspectives on the Social Gospel, Christopher H. Evans, ed. (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 1999)
“Forsaking All for Jesus: the Burning Bush Movement, a Wisconsin Religious Utopian Community,” Wisconsin Magazine of History (83 Summer 2000); 227-257
“Martin Wells Knapp, Charles Cowman and the Origins of the Oriental Missionary Society,” Holiness Church and Theology 4 (2000): 101-123. (In Korean)
Historical Dictionary of the Holiness Movement, William C. Kostlevy, compiler and editor, (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001)
“Eschatology, Mission, and American Destiny: Brethren and the Moral Equivalent of Imperialism.” Brethren Life and Thought 46 (Winter and Spring 2001): 104-111
“The Price of Discipleship: E. L. Harvey and the Communitarian Holiness Vision.” In James R. Goff, Jr. and Grant Wacker, eds. Portraits of a Generation: Early Pentecostal Leaders (Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2002.
“Gilbert W. Blinn and the Origins of the Metropolitan Church Association in South Africa.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 38 (Spring 2003): 54-65.
“The Holiness Movement, the Manheim Camp Meeting and C. H. Balsbaugh: Christian Perfection in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.” Brethren Life and Thought 48 (Winter and Spring 2003): 91-109.
“Saving Souls and Bodies,” Christian History Spring, 2004.
With Gari-Anne Patzwald, “From Mutual Aid to Global Action,” Christian History, Fall, 2004.
Bethany Theological Seminary: A Centennial History. Earlham, IN: Brethren Life and Thought, 2005.
Historical Dictionary of the Holiness Movement, William C. Kostlevy, compiler and editor. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era American. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.