Higher Learning. Real Experience. Vital Ministry.

Elaine A. Heath

McCreless Professor of Evangelism

eheath@smu.edu
214.768.2167

Education

Ph.D. Systematic Theology, Duquesne University, 2002; M.Div. Ashland Theological Seminary, 1995; B.A. English, Oakland University 1990

Teaching Specialties

Evangelism, theology, and Christian spirituality

Research Interests

Evangelism and spirituality, evangelism and gender, the church in emerging culture, the new monasticism

Selected Publications

:: The Gospel According to Twilight: Women, Sex, and God (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2011).
:: We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2011).
:: Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community, co-authored with Scott Kisker (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2009).
:: Naked Faith: The Mystical Theology of Phoebe Palmer (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2009). 
:: The Mystic Way of Evangelism: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008).

Professional Distinctions

Ordained elder, The United Methodist Church, New Mexico Annual Conference; Director of the Center for Missional Wisdom (formerly the Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Evangelism) at Perkins School of Theology

 

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