General Research Interests
- - How works of the religious literary imagination comprise ways of doing theology, and how they contribute to the discourses of ‘serious’ theological reflection.
- - The conversation between contemporary literature and literary criticism and theological approaches to texts.
- - The place of the imagination in religious reflection and practices, and how works of the imagination forward the various tasks of theology.
- - Christian faith and contemporary culture
Works in Progress
- Chapter “Hungering for Home: Flourishing as Pilgrimage” for Rivendell book on human flourishing
- “Virtue and Voice: Geoffrey Hill’s Christian Contextures” -An essay examining the presence of a theology of language in the critical writings of Geoffrey Hill, and its implications for his poetics and his notion of poetry as a form of civil discourse.
- “Imagining the Apocalypse: Scripture, Fiction, Film” – A course to be taught at Yale Divinity School Spring, 2012, exploring the literary-theological and sociological facets of apocalyptic literature, primarily through modern works of the imagination, and with reference to Scriptural apocalypses.
Select Papers and Publications
- “Hearts of Stone, Feet of Clay: Geoffrey Hill’s Troubled Pilgrims,” Christianity and Literature (Spring, 2011), pp. 405–18.
- ‘An Unexpected Light’: Theology and Witness in the Poetry and Thought of Charles Williams, Micheal O’Siadhail, and Geoffrey Hill (Wipf & Stock,Princeton Theological Monographs, January, 2009).
- “Equipping the Faithful Imagination”: Presented at the Conference on Pastoral Excellence, Yale Divinity School, 17 May 2007
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