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Elaine A. Heath

McCreless Professor of Evangelism



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

::   Missional.Monastic.Mainline. A Guide to Starting Missional Micro-Communities in Historically Mainline Traditions. (Eugene: Cascade, 2014).
::  “Reading Scripture for Christian Formation,” The Word Written on Our Hearts: Wesley and Wesleyans on Scripture, Joel B. Green and David Watson, eds. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012).
::  The Gospel According to Twilight: Women, Sex and God (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2011).
::  We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2011).
::  “A New Day Rising in the Church,” in The Hyphenateds: How Emergence Christianity is Re-Traditioning Mainline Practices, Phil Snider, ed. Foreward by Phyllis Tickle (St. Louis: Chalice, 2011).
::  Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community, co-authored with Scott Kisker, (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010).
::  Naked Faith: The Mystical Theology of Phoebe Palmer, Princeton Theological Monograph Series, (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010).
::  Theological perspectives on Propers 7, 8, and 9 (Luke 8:26-39, Luke 9:51-62, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20), Feasting on the Word, Lectionary Commentary Series (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).
::  “The Quest for Holiness,” Oxford Handbook on Methodism, William J. Abraham and James Kirby, eds. London: Oxford University Press, 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.

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