Professor of Historical Theology
Ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
|University of California at Los Angeles
Yale Divinity School
University of Chicago
Teaching and Research
- Historical and systematic theology
- Theological ethics
|God: A Brief History
Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003
|Christian Faith as Religion: A Study in the Theologies of Calvin and Schleiermacher
University Press of America, 1998; reprint, 2011
Articles, Essays and Other Published Works
James A. Sanders. The Monotheizing Process: Its Origins and Development. With a contribution by Paul E. Capetz. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2014. 62–82.
“The Old Testament and the Question of Judaism in Reformed Theology: Calvin, Schleiermacher and Barth.” The Journal of Reformed Theology 8, no. 2 (2014): 121–168.
“Theology and the Historical-Critical Study of the Bible.” Harvard Theological Review 104, no. 4 (October 2011): 459–488.
“Reformation Views on Celibacy: An Analogy for Gay Protestants Today.” In The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity, edited by Margaret D. Kamitsuka. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. 115-131.
“God, Christian Views of: A Historical Overview” In Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, edited by Daniel Patte. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 462–464.
“A New Theology for the Churches.” The Ecumenist 47, no. 2 (Spring 2010): 8–14.
“The Old Testament as a Witness to Jesus Christ: Historical Criticism and Theological Exegesis of the Bible according to Karl Barth.” Journal of Religion 90, no. 4 (October 2010): 475–506.
“Gerhard Ebeling: Eine Biographie,” by Albrecht Beutel. Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 19, no. 2 (2012): 337–341.
“The Tragic Vision of African American Religion,” by Matthew V. Johnson. Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 32, no. 2 (2012): 215–216.
“Reinhold Niebuhr on Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith,” by Richard Crouter; “Reinhold Niebuhr Revisited: Engagements with an American Original,” , edited by Daniel F. Rice; “Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics: God and Power,” edited by Richard Harries and Stephen Platten. Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 18, no. 1 (2011): 182–188.
“Moses Mendelssohn: Eine Biographie,” by Shmuel Feiner. Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology 17, no. 1 (2010): 130–132.
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