Faculty Research

Dr Jim Lee

Faculty members are listed below by the fields of study offered in the graduate program in religious studies. Please note that specialization is offered only in these six fields and not in all areas of indicated faculty interests.

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament  Religious Ethics
New Testament  Religion and Culture
History of the Christian Tradition

 Systematic Theology

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Serge Frolov
Biblical hermeneutics & theology, Jewish history & thought

Roy L. Heller
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, biblical Hebrew, narrative criticism

John R. (Jack) Levison
Old Testament interpretation, pneumatology, biblical Hebrew

Susanne Scholz
Feminist hermeneutics in Hebrew Bible studies, interfaith/interreligious dialogue, epistemologies/sociologies of biblical interpretation

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New Testament

Mark A. Chancey
New Testament, early Judaism, archaeology of Palestine, religion and public education

Jaime Clark-Soles
Gospel of John, New Testament social history, death & afterlife in the New Testament

Craig Hill
New Testament, theological pedagogy, Christian practice

Abraham Smith
Gospel of Mark, Luke-Acts, cultural studies, African American biblical hermeneutics

Sze-kar Wan
Paul, Romans, Postcolonial studies, Second Temple Judaism

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History of the Christian Tradition

William J. Abraham
Religious epistemology, Wesley, doctrine of revelation, philosophy of religion, evangelism

Paul Barton
History of American Christianity, history of Hispanic/Latino/a Christianity, Religion in the U.S. Southwest and borderlands

Ted A. Campbell
History of Christianity, Methodist History

Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi
Histories/theologies/methodological issues of world Christianity, practical studies in cross-cultural mission, Afro-Caribbean & Amerindian religions

Richard W. Cogley
American Religious History, English and American Puritanism

Katherine C. Engel 
Early evangelicalism, early American and Atlantic religion 

Ruben L. F. Habito 
Buddhist-Christian studies, East Asian Buddhism, religion & social engagement in medieval Japan

John C. Lamoreaux
Islamic Studies, history of Christianity, science & religion

James Kang Hoon Lee
History of Christianity, patristic anthropology & soteriology

Tamara Lewis
Protestant doctrine, racial ideologies

Bruce D. Marshall
Medieval & Reformation theology, systematic theology, the Trinity

Priscilla Pope-Levison
Methodist history, Wesleyan Holiness Tradition, women in U.S. Protestantism

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Religious Ethics

Charles E. Curran
Social ethic, church in society, Catholic moral theology

Steve Long
Christian Ethics; Systematic Theology; Moral Theology

Hugo Magallanes
Christian social ethics, Hispanic theology/ethics, liberation theology

Rebekah Miles
Wesleyan ethics, Niebuhrian ethics, feminist theology and ethics, ethics and pastoral care

Theodore Walker Jr.
Theological social ethics, black theology, process metaphysics

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Religion and Culture

Wes Allen
Preaching in postmodernity; conversational homiletics; cumulative approaches to preaching; preaching and the Synoptic Gospels; preaching and the human condition

Chris Anderson
Music of Max Reger; the musical culture of Leipzig; German musical culture circa 1880-1950

Karen Baker-Fletcher
Systematic Theology, feminist theologies, African American theologies, womanist theology

G. William Barnard
Religion and the social sciences, contemporary spirituality, religion and healing, consciousness studies

Paul Barton
Hispanic/Latino/a theology, ministry in Hispanic/Latino/a contexts

Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi
Histories/theologies/methodological issues of world Christianity, practical studies in cross-cultural mission, Afro-Caribbean & Amerindian religions

Jill DeTemple
Theory and method; religion in Latin America

Johan Elverskog
Buddhism in Inner Asia, Chinese and Inner Asian history

Katherine C. Engel
Early evangelicalism, early American and Atlantic religion

Ruben L. F. Habito
Buddhist-Christian studies, East Asian Buddhism, religion & social engagement in medieval Japan

Robert A. Hunt
Interfaith dialogue, contemporary Muslim movements, Christian identity in a pluralistic world, world Christianity

Susanne Johnson
Christian Education

Shira L. Lander
Late antique Judaism, Christianity

Steven E. Lindquist
South Asian religions, Sanskrit myth, Ancient India, literature & history

Hugo Magallanes
Christian social ethics, Hispanic theology/ethics, liberation theology

Alyce  McKenzie
Biblical wisdom & contemporary cultural values; preaching & imagination

Rebekah Miles
Wesleyan ethics, Niebuhrian ethics, feminist theology and ethics, ethics and pastoral care

Evelyn Parker
Womanist practical theology, female adolescent spirituality

Priscilla Pope-Levison
Evangelism, ecumenism, women's studies

Harold J. Recinos
Anthropology of religion, N. American Latino/a theology, urban ministry

Abraham Smith
Gospel of Mark, Luke-Acts, cultural studies, African American biblical hermeneutics

Mark W. Stamm
Christian worship, rites of Christian initiation

Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner
Pastoral care of women, feminist theology, practical theology, family systems, multicultural studies

Theodore Walker Jr
Theological social ethics, black theology, process metaphysics

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Systematic Theology

William J. Abraham
Religious epistemology, Wesley, doctrine of revelation, philosophy of religion, evangelism

Karen Baker-Fletcher
Systematic Theology, feminist theology

Steve Long
Christian Ethics; Systematic Theology; Moral Theology

Natalia Marandiuc
Systematic and constructive theology, feminist theology and theory, human migration

Bruce D. Marshall
Medieval & Reformation theology, systematic theology, the Trinity

Rebekah Miles
Wesleyan ethics, Niebuhrian ethics, feminist theology and ethics, ethics and pastoral care

Harold J. Recinos
Anthropology of religion, N. American Latino/a theology, urban ministry

Mark W. Stamm 
Christian worship, rites of Christian initiation

Theodore Walker Jr.
Theological social ethics, black theology, process metaphysics 

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