Publications

You will find bibliographic information and, when available, links to my publications below.

Essays, Articles, and Book Chapters

“Scripture and Psychic Conversion.” in Perspectives in Psychic Conversion. Edited by Joseph Ogbonnaya. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, forthcoming.

“’Let There Be . . . It is Good’”: Reading the Creation Poetry of Scripture (Gen 1.1-2.4a) with William Desmond. In A Heart of Flesh: The Bible and William Desmond. Edited by Steven Knepper. Eugene, OR: Cascade, forthcoming.

“Irenaeus on Genesis 1 and 2: The Unity of First and Last Things in the Economic Work of God.” In Title TBD. Edited by J. David Stark and Daniel Oden. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, forthcoming.

“‘Redrawing the Map’: Insights from the Work of Robert M. Doran on the Place of Christian Scripture in the Dialectic of Culture.” In Intellect, Affect, and God: The Trinity, History, and the Life of Grace. Edited by Joseph Ogbonnaya and Gerard Whelan. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2021.

“On The (Relative) Authenticity of Theological Interpretation of Scripture.” Lonergan Review 9, no. 1 (2018): 78–102. https://doi:10.5840/lonerganreview201896

Ressourcement Anti-Semitism?: Addressing An Obstacle to Henri de Lubac’s Proposed Renewal of Premodern Christian Spiritual Exegesis.” Theological Studies 78, no. 3 (2017): 614–633. https://doi:10.1177/0040563917714621

“Way(s) to God: William Desmond’s Theological Philosophy,” with D. Stephen Long. In William Desmond and Contemporary Theology, 139–164. Edited by Christopher Ben Simpson & Brendan Thomas Sammon. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvpj795j.9

“St. Thomas Aquinas ‘Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth’: The Historical & Theological Contours of Thomas’s Principia.” Nova et Vetera 14, no. 1 (2016): 245–270 .https://doi:10.1353/nov.2016.0001

“The Truthfulness of Scripture: Bernard Lonergan’s Contribution and Challenges for­Protestants.” Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies 6, no. 2 (2015): 35–55. https://doi:10.5840/method20156210

“Deifying Adoption as Impetus for Moral Transformation: Augustine’s Sermons on the Christological Ethics of Godhood.” Stone-Campbell Journal 16, no. 2 (2013), 193–206.

“‘The Incomprehensible Someone,’ Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Mission of the Holy Spirit for a Contemporary Theology of History.” In Theology in the Present Age: Essays in Honor of John D. Castelein, 29–51. Edited by Christopher Ben Simpson & Steven D. Cone. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013.

Herpetology/Biology Publications

Nerodia Sipedon (Common Watersnake). Feeding Behavior and Lingual Luring. Natural History Note. Herpetological Review 53, no. 1 (2022): 155-156.

Lampropeltis Rhombomaculata (Mole Kingsnake). Geographic Distribution Note: USA, Tennessee, Sevier Co. Herpetological Review 52, no. 1 (2021): 87.

Book Reviews

N. T. Wright, History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2019; in Reading Religion.

Steven G. Smith, Scriptures and the Guidance of Language: Evaluating a Religious Authority in Communicative Action. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018; in The Journal of Religion. https://doi.org/10.1086/715795

Willie James Jennings, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2020; at Homiletic 46, no. 1 (2021): 100–101.

Darren Sarisky, Reading the Bible Theologically. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019; in The Stone-Campbell Journal 23, no. 2 (2020): 270–271.

Daniel Castelo and Robert W. Wall, The Marks of Scripture: Rethinking the Nature of the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019; in Interpretation 74, no. 4 (2020): 395–396. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0020964320936400

Jeremy Wilkins. Before Truth: Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2018; in Reading Religion.

David R. Castillo and William Egginton, Mediologies: Reading Reality in the Age of Inflationary Media. New York: T & T Clark, 2016; in Reviews in Religion and Theology 26, no. 4 (2019): 598–601. https://doi.org/10.1111/rirt.13654

Gerald O’Collins, Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018; in Reading Religion.

Guy G. Stroumsa, The Scriptural Universe of Ancient Christianity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016; in Theological Studies 79, no. 4 (2018): 901–903. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563918801231a

Jonathan Homrighausen, Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of the Saint John’s Bible. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018; at Reading Religion.

David Lyle Jeffrey, In the Beauty of Holiness: Art and the Bible in Western Culture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017; in Reviews in Religion and Theology 25, no. 4 (2018): 686–689. https://doi.org/10.1111/rirt.13386

Hans Boersma, Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017; in Horizons 45, no. 1 (2018): 168–170. https://doi.org/10.1017/hor.2018.9

 Gary S. Selby, Not With Wisdom of Words: Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016; in Reviews in Religion and Theology 25, no. 1 (2018): 148–151. https://doi.org/10.1111/rirt.13179

William P. Brown, Sacred Sense: Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2015; in Reviews in Religion and Theology 24, no. 4 (2017): 660–662. https://doi.org/10.1111/rirt.13044

Peter Laughlin, Jesus and the Cross: Necessity, Meaning, and Atonement. Cambridge: James Clark & Co, 2014; in Reviews in Religion and Theology 24, no. 3 (2017): 533–535. https://doi.org/10.1111/rirt.13004

William P. Loewe, Lex Crucis: Soteriology and the Stages of Meaning. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016; in Theological Studies 78, no. 1 (2017): 236–237. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563916682640f

Oliver Davies, Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom and the Christian Act. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014; in Theological Studies 77, no. 1 (2016): 244–245. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563915620187s

Mark Edwards, Image, Word, and God in the Early Christian Centuries. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013; in Reviews in Religion and Theology 21, no. 3 (2014): 336–339. https://doi.org/10.1111/rirt.12363

Hugh Pyper, The Unchained Bible: Cultural Appropriations of Biblical Texts. New York: T & T Clark, 2012; in Reviews in Religion and Theology 20, no. 3 (2013): 488–490. https://doi.org/10.1111/rirt.12188