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Joerg Rieger

Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology



Ph.D., Duke University, 1994; Th.M., Duke Divinity School, 1990; M.Div., Theologisches Seminar der Evangelisch-Methodistischen Kirche, Reutlingen, Germany, 1989

Teaching Specialties

Systematic theology, constructive theology, historical and contemporary theologies, liberation theologies, and theology and religion in their social contexts

Research Interests

Historical theologies, liberation theologies, Methodist theology, theology and cultural studies, theology and economics, theology and class, theology and empire, postcolonial and postmodern theories and theology

Selected Publications

:: Faith on the Road: A Short Theology of Travel and Justice. InterVarsity Press, 2015.
:: Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements after Long Silence. Editor. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2013.
:: Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude. Co-authored with Kwok Pui-lan. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2012. (Chinese translation).
:: Grace under Pressure: Negotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions. Nashville: United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2011. (Portuguese and Spanish translations).
:: Globalization and Theology. Abingdon Press, 2010. (Italian translation). 
:: No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Fortress Press, 2009.
:: Beyond the Spirit of Empire: Theology and Politics in a New Key. Co-authored with Néstor Míguez and Jung Mo Sung. SCM Press, 2009. (Portuguese and Spanish translation).
:: Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times. Fortress Press, 2007. (German and Portuguese translation).
:: God and the Excluded: Visions and Blindspots in Contemporary Theology. Fortress Press, 2001.
:: Remember the Poor: The Challenge to Theology in the Twenty-First Century. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1998. (Portuguese translation).

A complete listing of publications by Prof. Rieger is available in his curriculum vitae.

Professional Distinctions

Ordained elder, North Texas Conference, United  Methodist Church; Member, Workgroup for Constructive Theology; Editor of Academic Book Series New Approaches to Religion and Power, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers; Advisory Board member for Academic Book Series Religion and the Modern World, with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers; Editorial Board member of Soma: An International Journal of Contemporary Theological Discourses and Counter-Discourses; Editorial Board Member of  Caminhando, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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