Dr. Joerg Rieger, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies

Distinguished Professor of Theology

Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion

Vanderbilt University

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies and Distinguished Professor of Theology, 2016-.

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology, 2009-2016.

Professor of Systematic Theology, 2004-2008.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, 2000-2004.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, 1994-2000.

Visiting Professorships

University of Kwazulu Natal, School of Religion and Theology, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Spring 2008. 

Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, Mahle Lecturer in Residence, April 2013.

National Labor College, Silver Springs, Maryland, Fall 2013, semester-long seminar on labor and social movements.

Universidade Metodista Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lecturer for Semana Wesleyana, May 2014.

Duke University

Lecturer, 1992-1994.

Theologisches Seminar in Reutlingen, Germany

Lecturer in Greek, 1988-1989.

EDUCATION

Duke University, Durham, NC: Ph.D., Theology and Ethics, 1994.

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC: Th.M., Theology and Ethics, 1990.

Theologisches Seminar der Evangelisch-methodistischen Kirche, Reutlingen, Germany: M.Div., 1989.

Universität Tübingen, Germany, Greek and Hebrew (Graecum, Hebraicum), 1987-1989.

Heinrich-von-Zügel Gymnasium, Murrhardt, Germany: Abitur, 1983. Majors in German, Religion, Music, and Physics.

ORDINATION

Ordained Elder, North Texas Conference, United Methodist Church, June 1997.

Ordained Deacon, North Texas Conference, United Methodist Church, June 1995.

Affiliate member of the Süddeutsche Jährliche Konferenz of the United Methodist Church in Germany, 1984-1995.

PUBLICATIONS

Books, Authored:

Unified We Are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities. With Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger. Saint Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2016.

Faith on the Road: A Short Theology of Travel and Justice. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2015.

Graça libertadora: como o metodismo pode se envolver no século vinte e um. (Liberating Grace: How Methodism Can Engage the Twenty-First Century.) With additional contributions by Helmut Renders, José Carlos de Souza, and Paulo Ayres Mattos. Portuguese only, translated from the English by Elizangela A. Soares. São Bernardo do Campo, SP: Editeo, 2015.

Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude. Theology in the Modern World Series. Co-authored with Kwok Pui-lan. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2012.

Traveling: Christian Explorations of Daily Living. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.

Portuguese translation: Fé e viagens no mundo globalizado (by José Raimundo Vidigal). Sao Paulo: Editora Paulus, 2014. Chinese Translation (by Jane Ng). Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council, 2014.

Grace under Pressure: Negotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions. Nashville: United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 2011.

Portuguese translation: Graça sob Pressão: Negociando o Coração das Tradições Metodistas (by Felipe Maia). São Bernardo do Campo: Editeo, 2012.

Globalization and Theology. Horizons in Theology Series. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010.

No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.

Beyond the Spirit of Empire: Theology and Politics in a New Key. Reclaiming Liberation Theology Series. Co-authored with Néstor Míguez and Jung Mo Sung. London: SCM Press, 2009.

Portuguese translation: Para além do espírito do Império: Novas perspectivas em política e religião (by Gilmar Saint’ Clair Ribeiro and Barbara T. Lambert). Sao Paulo: Paulinas, 2012.

Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.

German translation: Christus und das Imperium: Von Paulus bis zum Postkolonialismus (by Sabine Plonz). Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2009.

Portuguese translation: Cristo e Império: de Paulo aos tempos pós-coloniais, Coleção Bíblia e Sociologia (by Luiz Alexandre Solano Rossi). Sao Paulo: Editora Paulus, 2009.

God and the Excluded: Visions and Blindspots in Contemporary Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.

Remember the Poor: The Challenge to Theology in the Twenty-First Century. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1998.

Portuguese translation: Lembrar-se dos Pobres: o desafio da teologia no século XXI (by Thiago Gambi). Sao Paulo: Edições Loyola, 2009.

 

Books, Edited:

Religious Experience and New Materialism: Movements Matter. Co-editor with Edward Waggoner. Radical Theologies Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements after Long Silence. Editor. New Approaches to Religion and Power Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2013.

Across Borders: Latin Perspectives in the Americas Reshaping Religion, Theology, and Life. Editor. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.

Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians. Coeditor, with Don Compier and Kwok Pui Lan. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Associate Editor. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2007.

Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology. American Academy of Religion, Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series. Editor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Methodist and Radical: Rejuvenating a Tradition. Coeditor with John Vincent. Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2003.

Theology from the Belly of the Whale: A Frederick Herzog Reader. Editor. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1999.

Liberating the Future: God, Mammon, and Theology. Editor. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998.

 

Translated Books, forthcoming:

Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude. Chinese translation.

Beyond the Spirit of Empire: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Spanish translation.

Grace under Pressure: Negotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions. Spanish translation.

Traveling: Christian Explorations of Daily Living. Korean translation forthcoming from POIEMA, Seoul, Korea.

 

Books, forthcoming:

Jesus vs. Caesar. Abingdon Press, under contract.

Life and Death Matters: A Constructive Theology. Westminster John Knox Press, under contract.

Translations of Rieger Books, forthcoming:

No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Spanish translation.

Grace under Pressure: Negotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions. German translation.

 

Articles: 

129. Contributor to Awake to the Moment: An Introduction to Theology. The Workgroup on Constructive Theology. Ed. Laurel C. Schneider and Stephen G. Ray. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2016.

128. “Religion and Class: Ongoing Concerns and Issues.” In: Religion: Just Religion. Ed. Anthony B. Pinn. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks. Farmington Hill, Mich.: Macmillan Reference USA, 2016. Pp. 239-257.

127. “Why Movements Matter Most: Rethinking the New Materialism for Religion and Theology.” In: Religious Experience and New Materialism: Movement Matters, Radical Theologies. Ed. Joerg Rieger and Edward Waggoner. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. 135-156.

126. Reconfiguring the Common Good and Religion in the Context of Capitalism: Abrahamic Alternatives.” In: Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology. Ed. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Catherine Keller, and Elias Ortega-Aponte. New York: Fordham University Press, 2015. Pp. 149-168.

125. “Liberative Theologies of Poverty and Class.” In: Introducing Liberative Theologies. Ed. Miguel De La Torre (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2015. Pp. 152-168.

124. “Christianity and Empire.” Religion Compass 9 (2015). Pp. 1-8.

123. Why Both Race and Class Matter in Religion: Taking the Long View.” The Ecumenist: A Journal of Theology, Culture, and Society 57:2 (Spring 2015). Pp. 1-7.

122. “Occupray! Theologie für die 99 Prozent.” In: Diese Wirtschaft tötet. Ed. Franz Segbers and Simon Wiesgickl. Hamburg: VSA Hamburg and Publik Forum, 2015. Pp. 46-61.

121. “Speaking Truth to Power—with a Twist: Reenvisioning the Task of Theology and the Academy.” In: Holy Imagination: Rethinking Social Holiness. Series in Explorations in Social Holiness. Ed. Nathan Crawford, Jonathan Dodrill, and David Wilson. Lexington, Ky.: Emeth Press, 2015. Pp. 113-126.

120. “A Response to Reviews of Occupy Religion.” Syndicate 1:3 (September/October 2014). Pp. 172-182

119. “Freedom vs. Liberation: Reflections from the United States and Europe in Conversation with Latin America.” Con la mirada en el mesías, de la mano del pueblo. Ed. Pablo Ferrer and Daniel Beros (Festschrift for Néstor O. Míguez). Buenos Aires: ISEDET, 2014. Pp. 123-138.

118. “Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude and Interreligious Dialogue.” Buddhist-Christian Studies 34 (2014).

118. “The Suffering of Economic Injustice: A Response to Ulrich Duchrow and David Loy.” Buddhist-Christian Studies 34 (2014).

117. “Occupy Heaven! Are God, Religion, and Politics beyond Rescue?” Yearbook of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR), 2014.

116. “Class Struggle and Religion.” In: Faith and the Common Good: The Best of Zion’s Herald and The Progressive Christian 2000-2011. Ed. Stephen Swecker. North Berwick, Me., Rider Green, 2014. Pp. 122-124.

115. “Religion, Class, and Denominationalism in the US.” Sightings (November 6, 2014).

114. “Reshaping Desire at Deeper Levels.” Christianity, Consumerism, and the Market. Ed. Diego Irrárazaval, Sarojini Nadar, and Susan Ross, Concilium (September 2014), 34-43. Further translations into Portuguese and Croatian.

113. “¿Por qué el consumismo no es el problema? La religion y el trabajo remodelan el deseo desde abajo hacia arriba.” Concilium 357 (September 2014), 39-50.

112. “Perché il problema non è il consumismo: Quando religione lavoro rimodellano il desiderio a partire dal basso.” Concilium 50 (2014/4), 51-63.

110. “Der Konsumismus ist nicht das Problem: Religion, Arbeit und die von unten umgeformten Bedürfnisse.” Concilium 50 (September 2014), 371-380.

109. “Losing Confidence in Free-Market Economics and Free-Market Religion: Recovering True Hope.” Loss and Hope: Global, Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Peter Admirand. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Pp. 173-183.

108. “Theological Themes: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.” Lectionary Homiletics 25:4 (June-July 2014). Pp. 42-43, 51-52, 60-61, 70-71.

107. “Power and Empire in the Study of Nineteenth-Century Theology: The Case of Schleiermacher.” Journal for the History of Modern Theology/Zeitschrift für neuere Theologiegeschichte 20:1 (2013). Pp. 44-60.

106. “Welcome to the Great American Middle Class: From the American Dream to Deep Solidarity.” In: Theological Perspectives for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Public Intellectuals for the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Rosemary Carbine, Ada María Isasi Díaz, and Mary McClintock Fulkerson. New Approaches to Religion and Power. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

105. “Responses to Miles, Perdue, West, and Boer.” In: Postcolonialism and the Hebrew Bible: The Next Step. Ed. Roland Boer. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013. Pp. 261-272.

104. “Context is What Hurts: Rethinking Contextual Theology in Light of Empire and Economics.” In: The Reemergence of Liberation Theology: Models for the Twenty-First Century. New Approaches to Religion and Power.  Ed. Thia Cooper. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp. 19-28.

103. “The Ethics of Wealth in a World of Economic Inequality: A Christian Perspective in a Buddhist-Christian Dialogue.” Buddhist-Christian Studies 33 (2013). Pp. 153-162.

102. “Constructive Theology.” In: Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religion. Ed. Anne L. C. Runehov and Lluis Oviedo. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013. 483-486.

101. “Instigating Class Struggle? The Study of Class in Religion and Theology in the United States And Some Implications for Race and Gender.” In: Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements After Long Silence. New Approaches to Religion and Power. Ed. Joerg Rieger. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp. 189-211.

100. “Why Class Matters in Religious Studies and Theology.” In: Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements After Long Silence. New Approaches to Religion and Power. Ed. Joerg Rieger. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Pp. 1-23.

99. “Crossing Borders in the Postcolonial Empire: On Deep Solidarity in the Americas.” Introduction to Across Borders: Latin Perspectives in the Americas Reshaping Religion, Theology, and Life. Ed. Joerg Rieger. Lanham, MD, Lexington Books, 2013. Pp. 1-25.

98. “Celebrating Diversity is Not What It’s All About: A Progressive While Male German American Theologian Speaks.” In: God Loves Diversity and Justice: Progressive Scholars Speak About Faith, Politics, and the World. Ed. Susanne Scholz. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013. Pp. 115-128.

97. “Christianity, Capitalism, and Desire: Can Religion Still Make a Difference?” Union Seminary Quarterly Review 64:1 (2013). Pp. 1-13.

96. “Reclaiming the Relation of Religion, Politics, and Economics.” In: Godly Heretics: Essays on Alternative Christianity in Literature and Popular Culture. Ed. Marc DiPaolo. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers, 2013. Pp. 239-253.

95. “The Turning of the Tide: Theology, Religion, and Economics.” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 52:1 (Spring 2013). Pp. 29-36.

94. “Methodism and Liberation Theology.” In: Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism, Ashgate Methodist Studies, ed. William Gibson, Peter Forsaith, and Martin Wellings (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013). Pp. 175-198.

93. “Remember the Poor.” In: Courage to Think Differently. Edited by George S. Johnson. Cambridge, MN, Adventure Publications, 2013. Pp. 143-147.

92. “Theology, Development and Liberation: New Challenges in a Globalizing World.” In: Living on the Edge: Essays in Honour of Steve de Gruchy, Activist and Theologian. Edited by James R. Cochrane, Elias Bongmba, Isabel Phiri, and Des van der Water. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: Cluster Publications, 2012. Pp. 170-187.

91. “Klassenkampf und Religion: Karl Barth, Sabine Plonz und aktuelle Alternativen zur bürgerlichen Theologie.” Das Argument 299:5 (2012), 699-707.

90. “Power or Glory?” Aeon Magazine (December 7, 2012), on the web: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/oceanic-feeling/joerg-rieger-occupy-religion/.

89. “Power and Empire in the Study of Nineteenth-Century Theology: The Case of Schleiermacher.” In: Papers of the Nineteenth-Century Theology Group. Edited by James Swan Tuite and Todd Gooch. Eugene, Or.: Wipf&Stock Publishers, 2012. Pp. 102-121.

88. “Being a Christian in a ‘Christian Country’: Theological Reflections.” In: Between Capital and Cathedral: Essays on Church-State Relationships, ed. Wessel Bentley and Dion A. Forster. Pretoria: Research Institute for Theology and Religion, University of South Africa, 2012. Pp. 21-39.

87. “Theologie und die Macht der Ränder in einer postmodernen Welt.” Interkulturelle Theologie 38:1-2 (2012).

86. “Grace under Pressure: On What Really Matters in the Church.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 47:1 (Spring 2012). Pp. 37-44.

85. With Alice M. McKenzie, “Proper 21-26 [26-31],” In Abingdon Theological Commentary to the Lectionary: Preaching Year C. Edited by Paul Scott Wilson. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2012. Pp. 239-74.

84. “Post-Colonial Challenges: Introduction.” In: An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology. Edited by William T. Cavanaugh, Jeff Bailey, and Craig Hovey. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2012. Pp. 475-481.

83. “Occupy Wall Street and Everything Else: Lessons for the Study and Praxis of Religion.” Peace Studies Journal 5:1 (January 2012). Pp. 33-45.  Available online: http://peaceconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/PSJ-Rieger-33-45.pdf.

82. “Materialism.” In: The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology. Edited by Ian McFarland, David A.S. Fergusson, Karen Kilby, Iain R. Torrance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. P. 305.

81. “Sanctification.” In: The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology. Edited by Ian McFarland, David A.S. Fergusson, Karen Kilby, Iain R. Torrance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. 458-460.

80. “Globalization and Theology: Between Accommodation and Resistance.” Soma (November 2011). Pp. 1-18. Available online: http://www.sjut.org/journals/ojs/index.php/soma/article/viewFile/1/pdf_3.

79. “Faith Communities, Labor, and Desire.” Introduction to Jung Mo Sung, The Subject, Capitalism, and Religion: Horizons of Hope in Complex Societies. New Approaches to Religion and Power. Series editor Joerg Rieger. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Pp. ix-xxx.

78. “Karl Barth.” In: Beyond the Pale: Reading Christian Theology from the Margins. Edited by Miguel A. De La Torre and Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011. Pp. 161-169.

77. “Globalization, Empire, and Beyond: The Challenges of Globalizing Christianity and Religion.” In: Alienation and Connection: Suffering in A Global Age. Edited by Lisa R. Withrow. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. Pp. 21-35.

76. “Theology, Economics, and the Future.” The Clergy Journal 88:5 (September/October 2011), Pp. 6-8.

75. “Alternative Images of God in the Global Economy.” In: Out of Place: Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink. Edited by Jione Havea and Clive Pearson. London: Equinox, 2011. Pp. 26-40.

74. “Decolonizing Theology.” In: The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Edited by Daniel M. Patte. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 313-314.

73. “Postmodernism and Liberation Theologies.” In: The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Edited by Daniel M. Patte. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. P. 990.

72. “Theological Themes: Luke 17:5-10, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Luke 18:9-14, Luke 19:1-10.” Lectionary Homiletics 21:6 (October-November 2010). Pp. 6-7, 14-15, 22-23, 30-31, 39-40.

71. “Religion and Class Struggle: Transformations in Progressive Theology in the United States and Some Implications for Race and Gender.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion 1:5 (May 2010). Pp. 1-26.

70. “Speaking Truth to Power—With a Twist: Reenvisioning the Task of Theology and the Academy.” Wendland-Cook Professorship Inaugural Lecture. Dallas, TX: Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University 2009. Pp. 1-16.

69. “No Rising Tide.” The Progressive Christian (October 2009). Pp. 5-6.

68. “Methodism and Empire: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.” In: Revista Caminhando 14:1 (January-June 2009). Pp. 93-104.

67. “Theological Themes: Mark 6:1-13; 14-29; 30-34, 53; John 6:1-21.” Lectionary Homiletics 20:4 (June/July 2009). Pp. 38, 46, 54, 62. 

66. “Original Sin.” In: The Wesley Study Bible. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009. P. 11.

65. “Law Established through Faith.” In: The Wesley Study Bible. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009. P. 1371.

64. “Liberty.” In: The Wesley Study Bible. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009. P. 1412.

63. “Methodism and Empire: The Beginnings.” In: Revista Caminhando 13:2 (July-December 2008). Pp. 124-130.

62. “Globalization, Empire, and Beyond: The Pitfalls and Promises of a Global Church.” General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, Occasional Papers 101 (December 2008). Pp. 1-12.

61. “Libertando o discurso sobre Deus: Pós-colonialismo e o desafio das margens.” In: Estudos de Religião 34 (June 2008). Pp. 84-104.

60. “Resistance Spirit: The Holy Spirit and Empire.” In: The Lord and Giver of Life: A Constructive Pneumatology. Edited by David H. Jensen. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008. Pp. 129-146.

59. “Protestantism.” In: Liberation Theology within World Religions. Edited by Miguel A. De La Torre. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2008. Pp. 35-49.

58. “Christian Theology and Empires.” In: Theological Canon and Empire. Edited by Don Compier, Kwok Pui Lan, and Joerg Rieger. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. Pp. 1-13.

57. “Schleiermacher and Empire.” In: Theological Canon and Empire. Edited by Don Compier, Kwok Pui Lan, and Joerg Rieger. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. Pp. 271-282.

56. “Religious Activism.” Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Edited by Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn Herr, vol. 3. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2007. Pp. 1211-1214.

55. “Option for the Poor.” Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice. Edited by Gary L. Anderson and Kathryn Herr, vol. 3. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2007. Pp. 1060-1061.

54. “Theological Themes: John 13:31-35; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-22:5; John 17:20-26; Psalm 104:24-35.” Lectionary Homiletics 18:3 (April/May 2007). Pp. 50-51, 58, 67-68, 74-75.

53. “Imperium und die christliche Tradition.” In: Das Imperium kehrt zurück: Das Imperium in der Bibel und als Herausforderung für die Ökumene heute. Edited by Luise Schottroff, Gerard Minnaard, Ruth Gütter, Klara Butting, und Andrea Bieler. Wittingen: Erev-Rav, 2006. Pp. 84-92.

52. “Kirche zwischen Arm und Reich.” Theologie für die Praxis 32 (2006). Pp. 61-71.

51. “Theological Themes: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17; James 3:1-12; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a.” Lectionary Homiletics 17:5 (August/September 2006). Pp. 38-39, 48-49, 58, 66-67.

50. “Theological Education between Street and Classroom: Report and Reflections.” Apuntes 26:2 (Summer 2006). Pp. 55-68.

49. “God and Power, Prophets and Native Lands.” Theology That Matters: Ecology, Economy, and God. Edited by Darby Kathleen Ray. Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2006. Pp. 58-71.

48. “That’s Not Fair’: Upside-Down Justice in the Midst of Empire.” In Interpreting the Postmodern: Responses to “Radical Orthodoxy.” Edited by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Marion Grau. New York: T&T Clark International, 2006. Pp. 91-106.

47. “Theological Themes: 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 17:1-11; Acts 2:1-21; Matth. 28:16-20; Matth. 7:21-29.” Lectionary Homiletics 16:3 (May 2005). Pp. 40, 50-51, 58, 66, 74.

46. “The Middle Road Leads to Death.” Zion’s Herald 180:1 (January/February 2006). Pp. 5,6, 44.

45. “Der Mittelweg, der den Tod bringt. Eine Analyse der kirchlichen und politischen Mitte in den USA.” Junge Kirche 66:4 (2005). Pp. 51-53.

44. “Theologie, Biographie und die wirklichen Probleme der Welt.” Theologie für die Praxis 31:1-2 (2005). Pp. 127-140.

43. “Frederick Herzog.” In: Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. Edited by John R. Shook. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2005.

42. “Methodism.” In: Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by John Bowden. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Pp. 736-739.

41. “Economics, Religion, and Nature.” In: Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Edited by Bron Taylor. New York: Continuum International, 2005. Pp. 555-556.

40. “Dualism.” In: Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Edited by Bron Taylor. New York: Continuum International, 2005. Pp. 510-512.

39. “Christ’s Offices Reconsidered.” In: Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes. Edited by Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005. Pp. 191-195.

38. Co-author of “Jesus Christ.” In: Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes. Edited by Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005. Pp. 161-199.

37. “Economics and Postmodernism: Beyond Deep-Seated Divisions of Labor in Theology and Religious Studies.” In: El silbo ecuménico del Espíritu. Festschrift for José Míguez Bonino. Edited by Guillermo Hansen. Buenos Aires: Instituto Universitario ISEDET, 2004. Pp. 243-255.

36. “Theology and Mission Between Neocolonialism and Postcolonialism.” Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies 21:2 (2004). Pp. 201-227.

35. “Liberating God-Talk: Postcolonialism and the Challenge of the Margins.” In: Postcolonial Theology: Divinity and Empire. Edited by Catherine Keller, Michael Nausner, and Mayra Rivera. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2004. Pp. 204-220.

34. “Theological Themes: Lamentations 1:1-6; Luke 17:11-19; Luke 18:1-8; Joel 2:23-32; Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4.” Lectionary Homiletics 15:6 (October/November 2004). Pp. 10, 19-20, 27, 35, 44.

33. “Gott und die globale Marktwirtschaft.” In: Oikos Europa zwischen Oikonomia und Oikumene: Globale Marktwirtschaft, EU-Erweiterung und christliche Verantwortung. Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler and Wilfried Nausner. Innsbruck/Vienna: Tyrolia Verlag, 2004. Pp.73-85.

32. “Ein ‘Streitgespräch.’” In: Oikos Europa zwischen Oikonomia und Oikumene: Globale Marktwirtschaft, EU-Erweiterung und christliche Verantwortung. Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler and Wilfried Nausner. Innsbruck/Vienna: Tyrolia Verlag, 2004. Pp. 94-101.

31. “Reenvisioning Ecotheology and the Divine from the Margins.” Ecotheology 9:1 (April 2004). Pp. 65-85.

30. “Ausgebrannte Christen? Die neue Schöpfung und die Ökonomie der Gnade im globalen Kaptalismus.” In: Lass deines Geistes Wirken sehen: Beiträge zur Erneuerung der Kirche aus wesleyanischer Sicht. Edited by Christoph Raedel. Stuttgart: Christliches Verlagshaus, 2004. Pp. 115-131.

29. “Twentieth-Century Theology.” In: Encyclopedia of Protestantism, vol. 4. Edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand. London, New York: Routledge, 2004. Pp. 1872-1875.

28. “Liberation Theology.” In: Encyclopedia of Protestantism, vol. 3. Edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand. London, New York: Routledge, 2004. Pp. 1090-1095.

27. “Political Theology.” In: Encyclopedia of Protestantism, vol. 3. Edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand. London, New York: Routledge, 2004. Pp. 1508-1509.

26. “Beyond Burnout: New Creation and the Economics of Grace in Late Capitalism.” Quarterly Review (Spring 2004). Pp. 67-79.

25. “What do Margins and Center Have to Do With Each Other? The Future of Methodist Traditions and Theology.” In: Methodist and Radical: Rejuvenating a Tradition. Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2003. Pp. 15-29.

24. “Introduction: Opting for the Margins in a Postmodern World.” In: Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology. American Academy of Religion, Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion. Edited by Joerg Rieger. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. 3-22.

23. “Theology and the Power of the Margins in a Postmodern World.” In: Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology. American Academy of Religion, Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion. Edited by Joerg Rieger. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. 179-199.

22. “Freedom and Service to Neighbor.” In: The Quality of the Resurrection Faith. Edited by Helmut Nausner. Vienna: Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche in Österreich, 2003. Pp. 45-60.

21. “Theology and Economics. The Economy is Expanding: Theology to the Rescue.” Religious Studies Review 28:3 (July 2002). Pp. 215-220.

20.“How Can People Take Their Economic Lives into Their Own Hands?” In: Faith Communities and Social Movements Facing Globalization: International and Interfaith Colloquium 2000 on Faith-Theology-Economy. Edited by Ulrich Duchrow. Geneva: World Alliance of Reformed Churches, 2002. Pp. 43-48.

19. “Was bedeutet Heimat heute?” Podium 8:40 (August 2002).

18. “A Sermon.” In: The Sunday After Tuesday: College Pulpits Respond to 9/11. Edited by William H. Willimon. Nashville: Abingdon, 2002. Pp. 158-162.

17. “Between God and the Poor: Rethinking the Means of Grace in the Wesleyan Tradition.” In: The Poor and the People Called Methodists. Edited by Richard P. Heitzenrater. Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2002. Pp. 83-99.

16. “Contemporary Issues and Models of Ministry with the Poor, the Underrepresented, and the Ignored: Introductory Comments.” In: The Poor and the People Called Methodists. Edited by Richard P. Heitzenrater.  Nashville: Kingswood Books, 2002. Pp. 195-197.

15. “Inclusiveness in The United Methodist Church in the New Century.” Quarterly Review (Winter 2001). Pp. 409 and 413-415.

14. “The Word of God and the People of God: Revitalizing Theological Discourse from the Bottom up.” Quarterly Review (Spring 2001). Pp. 33-44.

13. “Was tut Jesus heute?”  Unterwegs 4 (January 28, 2001). P. 4.

12. “Von unten betrachtet: Die Zukunft von Theologie und Kirche im 21. Jahrhundert.” Theologie für die Praxis 26:2 (2000). Pp.116-126.

11. “Ökonomische Angelegenheiten selbst in die Hand nehmen: Reflektionen von der Unterseite.” In: Colloquium 2000: Glaubensgemeinschaften und soziale Bewegungen im Streit mit der Globalisierung. Edited by Ulrich Duchrow and Frank Kürschner-Pelkmann. Beiheft Junge Kirche 9 (September 2000). Pp. 41-45.

10. “Is Homosexuality a Sin?” In: Finishing the Journey: Questions and Answers from United Methodists of Conviction. Edited by John Thornburg and Alicia Dean. Dallas: Northaven United Methodist Church, 2000. Pp. 11-13.

9. “Im Banne der Macht: Wie theologische Autorität neue Legitimation gewinnt.” Evangelische Kommentare (October 1999). Pp. 10-12.

8. “Two Decades in the Development of Liberation Theology in the South of the United States.” In: Theology and Corporate Conscience: Essays in Honor of Frederick Herzog. Edited by M. Douglas Meeks, Jürgen Moltmann, and Frederick Trost. Minneapolis: Kirk House Publishers, 1999. Pp. 284-304.

7. “Introduction: Whaling Our Way into the Twenty-First Century.” In: Theology from the Belly of the Whale: A Frederick Herzog Reader. Edited by Joerg Rieger. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1999. Pp. 1-19.

6. “Introduction: Watch the Money.” In: Liberating the Future: God, Mammon, and Theology. Edited by Joerg Rieger. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998. Pp. 1-13.

5. “Developing a Common Interest Theology from the Underside.” In: Liberating the Future: God, Mammon, and Theology. Edited by Joerg Rieger. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998. Pp. 124-141.

4. “The Means of Grace, John Wesley, and the Theological Dilemma of the Church Today.” Quarterly Review  (Winter 1997-98). Pp. 377-393.

3. “Meeting God in West Dallas.” Perkins Perspective (Summer 1997). P. 13.

2. “Spiritualität der Befreiung? John Wesleys Sorge für die Armen und die Gnadenmittel.” Theologie für die Praxis  21:1  (1995). Pp. 17-35.

1. “50 Jahre Atombombe auf Hiroshima: Die Situation in den USA.” Wort und Weg 32:95 (August 6, 1995).

Articles, forthcoming:

“Grassroots Social Movements and Political Theology.” Forthcoming in Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Theology, second edition, ed. William Cavanaugh and Peter Scott.

“Theology of the Multitude.” Forthcoming in German translation in Demokratie – ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt, ed. Jessica Fortin-Rittberger and Franz Gmainer-Pranzl, Verlag Peter Lang.

“Why Movements Matter Most: A Conversation with the New Materialism.” Forthcoming in Socialism in Process, Ecology and Politics Towards a Sustainable Future, eds. Justin Heinzekehr and Philip Clayton, Process Century Press.

“Deep Solidarity: Dealing with Oppression and Exploitation beyond Charity and Advocacy.” Forthcoming in a volume on Entangled Difference, edited by Krista E. Hughes, Dhawn Martin, and Elaine Padilla.

“Religion and Class.” Forthcoming in the Journal of Class, Race, and Corporate Power.

“Theology and Exclusion: From Charity to Advocacy to Deep Solidarity.” Forthcoming in an edited collection with Routledge, ed. Charlie Pemberton.

“From Mechanic to Organic Thinking and Beyond.” Forthcoming in Contemporary Marxian Philosophy Studies 4, 2016.

“Empire, Deep Solidarity, and the Future of Liberation Theology.” Centre for Liberation Theologies, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, forthcoming.

“Beyond Blind Faith: Religious Identities Under the Conditions of Late Capitalism.” Forthcoming in:

 Contesting Religious Identities, ed. Bob Becking, Lucien van Liere, and Anne Marie Korte.

“Methodist Theology.” In: Westminster Dictionary of Theology, forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press.

“Aminianism.” In: Westminster Dictionary of Theology, forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press.

“Postcolonialism.” In: Westminster Dictionary of Theology, forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press.

 

Reviews:

“Imagining Life Beyond Capital: Joerg Rieger on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” Marginalia, A Los Angeles Review of Books Channel (September 2, 2014), on the web: http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/imagining-life-beyond-capital/.

Book review of Ethics of Hope by Jürgen Moltmann. In Interpretation 67:4 (October 2013). Pp. 445-446.

Book review of The Theological and the Political: On the Weight of the World by Mark Lewis Taylor. In: Interpretation 67:1 (January 2013). Pp. 97-98.

Book review of Radikale Theologie by Ingolf U. Dalferth. In: Religious Studies Review 38:2 (June 2012). Pp. 75-76.

Review Discussion of A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings, ed. Fernando F. Segovia and R.S. Sugirtharajah. In: Biblical Interpretation 19 (2011). Pp. 76-79.

Book review of Paul Chung, Karl Barth: God’s Word in Action. In: Religions Studies Review 36:3 (September 2010). P. 211.

Book review of: Mayra Rivera, The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God. In: Religious Studies Review 35:3 (September 2009). P. 162

Book review of: Thia Cooper, Controversies in Political Theology: Development or Liberation? In: Religious Studies Review 35:3 (September 2009). Pp. 156-57.

Book review of: Stephen Sykes, Power and Christian Theology. In: Religious Studies Review 35:3 (September 2009). P. 163.

Book review of: Christopher J. Insole, The Politics of Human Frailty: A Theological Defence of Political Liberalism. In: Religious Studies Review 33:3 (2007). P. 225.

Book review of: M. Douglas Meeks, ed., Wesleyan Perspectives on the New Creation. In: Religious Studies Review 33:3 (2007). P. 225.

Book review of: Ulrich Duchrow, Reinhold Bianchi, René Krüger, Vincenzo Petracca, Solidarisch Mensch werden: Psychische und soziale Destruktion im Neoliberalismus—Wege zu ihrer Überwindung. In: Religious Studies Review, 33:2 (2007). P. 132.

Extended review essay of: Ulrich Duchrow, Reinhold Bianchi, René Krüger, Vincenzo Petracca, Solidarisch Mensch werden: Psychische und soziale Destruktion im Neoliberalismus—Wege zu ihrer Überwindung. In: Theologie für die Praxis 33:1-2 (2007). Pp. 110-114.

Extended review essay of Jon Sobrino, Where is God? Earthquake, Terrorism, Barbarity, and Hope. In: Theology Today 63:2 (July 2006). Pp. 242-245.

Book review of: Ronald H. Stone and Robert L. Stivers, eds., Resistance and Theological Ethics. In: The Asbury Journal 61:1 (Spring 2006).  Pp. 120-121.

Book review of: Jeff Astley, Ordinary Theology: Looking, Listening and Learning in Theology. In: Religious Studies Review 31:3-4 (July, October 2005). P. 186.

Book review of: Gavin Hyman, The Predicament of Postmodern Theology: Radical Orthodoxy or Nihilist Textualism? In: Religious Studies Review, forthcoming.

Extended review essay of: Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth SchüsslerFiorenza, ed. Fernando F. Segovia. In: Homiletic 29:1 (Summer 2004). Pp. 32-34.

Extended review essay of: Stanley Hauerwas. With the Grain of the Universe: The Church’s Witness and Natural Theology. Being the Gifford Lectures Delivered at the University of St. Andrews in 2001. In: Interpretation 56:3 (July 2002). Pp. 324-326.

Book review of: Paul Rogat Loeb. Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time. In Cross Currents 50:3 (Fall 2000). Pp. 420-422.

Book review of: The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology. Edited by Christopher Rowland. In Theology Today 57:1 (April 2000). Pp. 145-146.

Book review of: Karl H. Federschmidt. Theologie aus asiatischen Quellen: Der theologische Weg Choan-Seng Songs vor dem Hintergrund der asiatischen ökumenischen Diskussion. In: Interpretation 50:3 (July 1996). Pp. 332-333.

Book review of: Lothar Elsner, Wirtschaftliche Ungerechtigkeit als Anfrage an Markttheorie und methodistische Wirtschaftsethik. In: Theologie für die Praxis  21:1 (1995). Pp. 50-53.

Book review of: Christian Schwarke. Jesus kam nach Washington. Die Legitimation der amerikanischen Demokratie aus dem Geist des Potestantismus. In:  Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 3 (1994). Pp. 407-408.

Book review of: Dietrich Zillessen, Stefan Alkier, Ralf Koerrenz, Harald Schroeter (eds.). Praktisch-theologische Hermeneutik. Ansätze – Anregungen – Aufgaben. In: Homiletic 17  (Summer 1992). Pp. 26-27.

Blog (The Huffington Post)

“Why Terrorism? What to Do? Perennial Questions for Good Friday and Easter.” March 24, 2016. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joerg-rieger/why-terrorism-what-to-do-_b_9541308.html.

“Deep Solidarity: Beyond Charity and Advocacy.” February 19, 2016. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joerg-rieger/deep-solidarity-beyond-ch_b_9259830.html.

“For Black Friday and Christmas: Why Consumerism is Not the Problem—Reshaping Desire From the Bottom Up.” November 25, 2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joerg-rieger/for-black-friday-and-chri_b_8637394.html.

“Who Dares to Talk About Class? Just in Time for Labor Day.” September 1, 2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joerg-rieger/who-dares-to-talk-about-class_b_8066010.html.

“Pope and People: On Shaping the Future.” September 22, 2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joerg-rieger/pope-and-people-on-shaping-the-future_b_8172336.html

 

Column (The Progressive Christian Magazine, Column: “Joerg Rieger on Power and Religion.”)

“Tongue-Tied: Class Struggle Is Damaging the Church.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (Spring/Summer 2011). P. 27.

“Class Struggle and Religion: Staying Neutral Isn’t An Option.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (Fall/Winter 2011). Pp. 28-29.

“Justice Revisited.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (Summer One, 2010).

“Scripture, Authority, and Power.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (Winter Two 2010). P. 28.

“God and Creation—with a Twist.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (Summer Two 2009). Pp. 22-23.

“What is Jesus Doing?” The Progressive Christian Magazine (Summer One 2009). Pp. 21-22.

“Rethinking Religion and Economics.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (February 2009). Pp. 16-17.

“Santa Claus Theology.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (November/December 2008). Pp. 21-22

“Jesus is Lord?!” The Progressive Christian Magazine (September/October 2008). Pp. 25-26.

“The Gospel of Prosperity.” The Progressive Christian Magazine (July/August 2008). P. 28.

 

Internet-based publications (selection)

“From Charity to Advocacy and Deep Solidarity.” Patheos (December 9, 2015), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/Topics/Charitable-Giving/From-Charity-to-Advocacy-and-Deep-Solidarity-Joerg-Rieger-12-09-2015.

“Why Consumerism is not the Problem: Reshaping Desire from the Bottom Up.” Patheos (November 18, 2015), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/Topics/Consumerism/Why-Consumerism-Is-Not-the-Problem-Joerg-Rieger-11-18-2015. Reprinted: “For Black Friday and Christmas: Why Consumerism is not the Problem—Reshaping Desire from the Bottom Up.” The Huffington Post (November 25, 2015), on the web: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joerg-rieger/for-black-friday-and-chri_b_8637394.html.

“How People of Faith are Dealing with Conflict and Why the Truth Does Not Lie in the Middle.” Patheos (October 13, 2015), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/Topics/Moving-Past-Hatred/How-People-of-Faith-Are-Dealing-with-Conflict-Joerg-Rieger-101315. Reprinted, with a new concluding paragraph, The Huffington Post (October 22, 2015), on the web: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joerg-rieger/how-people-of-faith-are-d_b_8356818.html.

“Never Settling for False Peace.” Patheos (January 7, 2014), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/Topics/Best-Practices-for-Peace-2015/Never-Settling-for-False-Peace-Joerg-Rieger-010715.html#.VK3V2xSAxSU.facebook.

“Reconsidering Empire: Does it Matter?” Patheos (November 18, 2014), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/emergentvillage/2014/11/reconsidering-empire-does-it-matter/.

Various responses to reviews of my co-authored book Occupy Religion in Syndicate Theology, (October 13-24, 2014), http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bc3b33d97cfdc2d43b6369019&id=170f6eca47; http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=bc3b33d97cfdc2d43b6369019&id=d0bcf5e10a.

“Let Us Now Praise Famous Men? Structural Poverty Religiously Reconsidered.” Interview with Peter Laarman, Religion Dispatches (September 14, 2014), on the web: http://religiondispatches.org/let-us-now-praise-wealthy-men-structural-poverty-religiously-reconsidered/.

“Whose Got the Power? Reclaiming the Authority of the Bible.” Patheos (August 6, 2014), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/Topics/2014-Religious-Trends/Progressive-Christian/Whos-Got-the-Power-Joerg-Rieger-08062014.html.

“Dreaming Beyond the American Dream.” Patheos (April 9, 2014), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/Topics/Has-Capitalism-Failed/Dreaming-Beyond-the-American-Dream-Joerg-Rieger-04-09-14.html.

“Deep Solidarity: Embracing God’s Power to Alleviate Poverty and Create Structural Change.” Patheos (December 12, 2013), on the web: http://www.patheos.com/Topics/How-Can-Faith-Communities-Help-Alleviate-Poverty/Deep-Solidarity-Joerg-Rieger-12-12-2013.html.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

“What Does Jesus Have to Do with Wall Street?” Nobel Conference 52, “In Search of Economic Balance.” Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, September 27, 2016.

“Another Moral Imagination is Necessary: Ecology, Economy, and Equality.” Reimaginar Conference, Brasilia, Brazil, September 11, 2016.

“Prophetic Pastoral Practices in the City.” Reimaginar Conference, Brasilia, Brazil, September 7-9, 2016.

“How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities.” The Wild Goose Festival, Hot Springs, NC, July 9, 2016.

“From Advocacy to Deep Solidarity: Activism Reborn.” The New Story of Work: Politics, Spirituality, and Labor, Pacific School of Religion and University of California Berkeley Labor Center, April 15, 2016.

“Progressive Christian Topics.” Homebrewed Christianity Podcast with live audience, Dallas, TX, February 18, 2016.

“Religion and Labor: Beyond Charity and Advocacy to Deep Solidarity,” and “Capitalism and Christianity: What Does Jesus Have to Do with Wall Street?” Allen-Head Lectures, Austin College, Sherman, TX, February 16, 2016.

“Grace under Pressure: The Difference the Methodist Traditions Make.” Vanderbilt University (United Methodist students and leaders of agencies), February 4, 2016.

“Class and Power in the Classroom and Beyond.” Theology and Religious Reflection Section and Class, Religion, and Theology Group and Liberation Theologies Group, and Religion and Cities Group, American Academy of Religion, November 23, 2015.

Why We Cannot Afford to Study Religion and Theology (or Anything Else) without Class. Class, Religion, and Theology Group and SBL Poverty in the Biblical World Group, American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, November 22, 2015.

Liberal Religious Perspectives on Class and Economic Inequality.” Meeting of Unitarian Universalist Scholars and Friends at the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, November 21, 2015.

“Wirtschaftsethik: Wer Profitiert?” Chemieverbände (chemical industry association) Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz, Germany, October 12, 2015.

“From Mechanic to Organic Thinking and Beyond.” Jiangsu Normal University, Xuzhou, China, July 11, 2015, and China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China, July 14. 2015.

“Why Movements Matter Most: A Conversation with the New Materialism.” Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization. Tenth International Whitehead Conference, Ninth International

 Conference on Ecological Civilization, Inaugural Pando Populus Event, Claremont, CA, June 6, 2015.

“Deep Solidarity and the Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Class.” Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization. Tenth International Whitehead Conference, Ninth International Conferene on Ecological Civilization, Inaugural Pando Populus Event, Claremont, CA, June 5, 2015.

“Religion, Theology, and Class.” First Mennonite Church, San Francisco, CA, April 25, 2015.

“Religion and Labor: Beyond Charity and Advocacy to Deep Solidarity,” with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, April 24, 2015; and Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley, CA, April 23, 2015.

“Theology and Mission in a Postcolonial World.” Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA, April 23, 2015.

“Religion, Race, and Class.” University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2015.

Labor against the Grain: Revolutions in Religion and Politics.” Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, April 10, 2015.

“Theology and Exclusion.” Between Theology and the Political. Lincoln Theological Institute, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, March 27, 2015.

Weshalb Postkolonialismus in Europa? Grundlagen und Auswirkungen eines Perspektivenwechsels in Religionswissenschaft und Theologie,” University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, March 19, 2015.

“Class Matters in Religion and Theology,” Southwest Commission for Religious Studies, Irving, TX, March 14, 2015

“Grace under Pressure: The Difference Religion Makes.” Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville, TN, March 9, 2015.

“Capitalism and Christianity: What Does Jesus Have to Do with Wall Street?” Houston Foundation for Contemporary Theology, Houston, TX, March 6 and 7, 2015.

“Christ and Empire,” La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, March 3, 2015.

“Why Religion and Class Matter.” University of California, Los Angeles, Worker Center. Los Angeles, LA, February 28, 2015.

“Rethinking the New Materialism for Religion and Theology: Why Movements Matter Most.” Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA, February 25, 2015.

“Religion and Labor.” Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). Los Angeles, CA, February 25, 2015.

“Christ and Empire.” Hope International University, Fullerton, CA, February 24, 2015.

“Religion and Labor: Beyond Charity and Advocacy to Deep Solidarity,” with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, Antioch University and UCLA Labor Center, Culver City, California, February 19, 2015.

“Why Class Matters in Religious Studies and Theology,” Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California, February 18, 2015.

“Religion and Labor: Beyond Charity and Advocacy to Deep Solidarity,” with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, Kinsler Institute, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, Oak View, California, February 17.

“Rising Tides,” Progressive Christians Uniting, First Congregational Church in Long Beach, California, February 16, 2015.

“Why Religion and Class Matter.” Salt of the Earth Labor College, Tucson, Arizona, February 7, 20

“Grace under Pressure: The Difference Christianity Makes.” Theologian in Residence Lectures, First United Methodist Church Boulder, Colorado, January 4 and 11, 2015.

“Occupy Wall Street Then and Now.” Presentation to the Ethics Group at the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 25, 2014.

“Religion, Theology, and Class.” Presentation to newly established Class, Religion, and Theology Working Group at the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA November 23, 2014.

“Indigenous Liberation Theology in the U.S. South: The Legacy of Frederick Herzog.” Durham, NC, Duke University, September 29, 2014.

“Deep Solidarity and Organizing.” Faith Rooted Organizing Think Tank, Raleigh, NC, September 27, 2014.

“Overcoming Poverty from the Heart of Faith.” Faith and Reason Seminar in Houston, with John Dominic Crossan, Robin Meyers, Amy Jill Levine, and faculty from Rice University, September 18-20, 2014.

“Weshalb Postkolonialismus in Europa? Grundlagen und Auswirkungen eines Perspektivenwechsels in Religionswissenschaft und Theologie.” Universität Göttingen, Germany, July 7, 2014.

“The Beloved Community: Its Hope, What Makes it Possible, Liberation and Identities.” Wild Goose Festival, Main Stage. Hot Springs, NC, June 27-28, 2014.

“Labor and Job Justice.” Wild Goose Festival, Hot Springs, NC, June 27, 2014.

“Why Religion and Social Class Matter.” Left Forum, John Jay University (CUNY), New York City, NY, May 31, 2014.

Graça sob pressão: negociando o coração da tradição metodista.” Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil, Semana Wesleyana, May 19-23, 2014.

“Faith and Travels in a Globalizing World.” Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil, May 21, 2014.

“Popular Social Movements and Religion.” Interdisciplinary Ph.D. and Faculty Seminar, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, Brazil, May 22, 2014.

“Taking the Church beyond Empire: Toward Deep Solidarity.” Transform Gathering 2014, San Diego, CA, March 28, 2014.

“On the Future of Theology.” Fireside Chat, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Irving, TX, March 8, 2014.

“Occupy Religion.” Presentation to Class Taught by Professor Helene Slessarev Jamiar, Claremont School of Theology, March 6, 2014.

“Religion and Empire.” Presentation to Class Taught by Professor Santiago Slabodsky, Claremont School of Theology, February 5, 2014.

“Theology and Economics.” Presentation to D.Min. Class Taught by Professor John Ogren, Abilene Christian University, January 8, 2014.

“Empire, Deep Solidarity, and the Future of Liberation Theology.” Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Centre for Liberation Theologies, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, December 9, 2013.

“Grace under Pressure and the Future of the Methodist Church.” Seminar for the European United Methodist Bishops and District Superintendents, Interlaken, Switzerland, December 2-4, 2013.

“The New Materialism in Religious Studies and Beyond: Another Constructive Proposal for the Study of Religion and Theology.” Theology and Religious Reflection Section, American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, Maryland, November 26, 2013.

“Religion, Theology, and Class.” American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, Maryland, November 24, 2013.

“Does it Liberate? The Relevance of Religion in a World of Inequality.” The Willson Lectures, Oklahoma City University, November 14, 2013.

“The Future of Liberation Theology.” University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2013.

“Towards Deep Solidarity: A Few Thoughts on Training Leaders for Social Transformation.” Inaugural Lecture for the Center for Spiritual and Social Transformation at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, October 28, 2013.

“Political Theology and Entanglement.” Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA, October 25, 2013.

“Postcolonialism and Religious Science.” Graduate Program in Religious Studies, Universidade Metodista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 17, 2013.

“Grace under Pressure.” School of Theology, Universidade Metodista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 16, 2013.

“Occupy Religion? Reimagining the God of the Multitude.” Pontifical University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 18, 2013; Universidade Metodista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 16, 2013; Escola Superior de Teologia (Faculdades EST), São Leopoldo, Brazil, October 9, 2013.

“Beyond the Spirit of Empire.” Seminário Internacional Teologia, Política e Cultura. Escola Superior de Teologia (Faculdades EST), São Leopoldo, Brazil, October 11, 2013.

“Religion, Theology, and Class.” Union Theological Seminary, New York, September 27, 2013.

“Religion, Theology, and Class.” Drew University, Madison, NJ, September 26, 2013.

“Economic Disparity: Does Christianity Make a Difference?” Faith Rooted Organizing Think Tank, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 10, 2013.

“Why Both Race and Class Matter in Religion: Taking the Long View.” Interdisciplinary Symposium “The End of Civil Rights in America? Reflections on the Future of Economic Justice from the Perspectives of Law and Religion.” Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and Perkins School of Theology, September 6, 2013.

“Occupy Heaven! Sind Gott, Religion und Politik zu retten?” European Society of Women in Theological Research, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany, August 28, 2013.

“Empire, Economics, and the Future: Does Faith Still Make a Difference?” Interfaith Leadership Alliance of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 8, 2013.

“Religion and Social Movements.” Faculty Symposium, Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi, April 29, 2013.

“Occupy Religion.” Occupy Wall Street collective, Judson Memorial Church, New York, April 21, 2013.

“Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude and Interreligious Dialogue.” International Buddhist-Christian Conference: Enlightenment and Liberation, Union Theological Seminary, New York, April 19, 2013.

“The Suffering of Economic Injustice.” International Buddhist-Christian Conference: Enlightenment and Liberation, Union Theological Seminary, New York, April 18, 2013.

“Occupy Religion? Reimagining the God of the Multitude.” The Mahle Lecture in Progressive Christian Thought, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 9, 2013.

“Grace under Pressure: What is the Heart of the Methodist Traditions?” Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, and Camphor United Methodist Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 7, 2013.

“Religion and Economics: What Difference Does Faith Make?” American Academy of Religion, Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 5, 2013.

“Occupy Religion?” First Unitarian Universalist Church, Dallas, Texas, February 17, 2013.

“Religion and Economics: What Difference does Faith Make?” Dallas Philosophers Forum, February 12, 2013.

“Contesting the Common Good and Religion in the Context of Capitalism: Abrahamic Alternatives.” Twelfth Transdisciplinary Colloquium at Drew Theological School, February 9, 2013.

“The Logic of Downturn: Class Matters in Religion and Economics.” Twelfth Transdisciplinary Colloquium at Drew Theological School, February 9, 2013.

“Occupy the Church: Theology for the 99 Percent.” Homebrewed Christianity Panel, Chicago, November 19, 2012.

“Power and Empire in the Study of Nineteenth Century Theology: The Case of Schleiermacher.” Nineteenth Century Theology Group, American Academy of Religion, Chicago, November 19, 2012.

“Occupy Religion.” Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group, American Academy of Religion, Chicago, November 19, 2012.

“The Ethics of Wealth in a World of Economic Inequality: A Conversation between Christian and Buddhist Perspectives.” Society for Buddhist Christian Studies, Chicago, November 17, 2012.

“The Role of Money.” Symposium for Economic Justice, First Unitarian Church, Dallas, TX, October 5, 2012.

“Justice and the Faithful Budget.” Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Office of Public Witness, Washington, D.C., October 3, 2012.

“Economics and Religion: What Does Jesus Have to Do with Wall Street?” Sojourners, Washington, D.C., October 2, 2012.

“Empire and Economics: The Difference Religion Makes.” Susan R. Andrews Lecture on Progressive Theology, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland, October 1, 2012.

“Christ and Empire: The Radical Christian Heritage.” Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., October 1, 2012.

“Empire, Economics, and Christ: Does Christianity Still Make a Difference?” South Points Association for the Exploration of Religion (SPAFER), Birmingham, Alabama, September 21 and 22, 2012.

“Christus und das Imperium: Von Paulus bis zum Postkolonialismus.” Befreiungstheologisches Netzwerk Leipzig, Universität Leipzig; Anders Wachsen, Thomaskirche Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, August 15, 2012.

“Theologie und Ökonomie.” Institut für Theologie und Politik (ITPOL), Münster, Germany, August 14, 2012.

“Grace under Pressure.” Presentation to the Board of Church and Society, Arkansas Conference, Fort Smith, Arkansas, June 12, 2012.

“Empire and Economics: The Difference Christianity Makes.” Justice in the Age of Inequality, A Conference Organized by University United Methodist Church, Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX, April 28, 2012.

“Christians, the Occupy Movement, and Social Inequality.” Dallas Area Progressive Christian Alliance, Northaven United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX, April 26, 2012.

“Liberation, Empire, Capitalism, and Theology.” Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., April 13, 2012.

“Empire, Economics, and Christ: Does Christianity Still Make a Difference?” Horizons of Faith Lectureship, First United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska, March 23-25, 2012.

“Beyond Blind Faith: Religious Identities under the Conditions of Late Capitalism.” Plenary Lecture Southwest Region American Academy of Religion, Irving, TX, March 10, 2012.

“Empire and Economics: The Difference Religion Makes.” Plymouth Rock Congregational Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 26, 2012.

“Occupy Wall Street and Everything Else: Lessons for the Study and Praxis of Religion.” Hamline University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 24, 2012.

“Theology, Economics, and the Future.” Master of Liberal Studies Program, SMU, February 20, 2012.

“On Theology, Globalization, and Postcolonialism.” Presentation to Class Taught by Professor Santiago Slabodsky, Claremont School of Theology, February 15, 2012.

“Befreiungstheologie in den USA.” University of Heidelberg, Germany, January 10, 2012.

“Gender, Economics, and Context: Investigations in Biblical Studies.” Respondent to Presentations related to the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, California, November 21, 2011.

“Occupy Religion and Everything Else.” Occupy Religion @ American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, California, November 20, 2011.

“Why Engage Labor and Worker Justice Issues in Church and Theology?” Practical Theology Group, American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, California, November 19, 2011.

“Religion and Labor.” Salt of the Earth Labor College, Tucson, Arizona, October 15, 2011.

“Beyond the Spirit of Empire.” Center for Process Studies, Claremont School of Theology, October 10, 2011.

“Empire and Resistance: Reshaping Desire from the Bottom up.” Irvine United Congregational Church, Irvine, California, October 9, 2011.

“Empire and Economics: The Difference Religion Makes.” St. Cross Episcopal Church, Hermosa Beach, California, October 8, 2011.

“Empire and Economics: The Difference Religion Makes.” California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, October 7, 2011.

“Grace under Pressure.” Presentation at First United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 2, 2011.

“Religion and Labor.” Annual Arkansas Interfaith Worker Justice Banquet, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 1, 2011.

“Justice in the Jewish-Christian Traditions.” Imagine Justice Summit, Arkansas Annual Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, September 17, 2011.

“Economic Justice and the Christian Vision.” Five Presentations, with John Dominic Crossan. The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, August 8-12, 2011.

“Grace under Pressure.” Peace and Justice Fellowship, Methodist Federation for Social Action, Southwest Texas Annual Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, June 10, 2011.

“Religion and Labor.” Arkansas Interfaith Alliance Board of Directors. Little Rock, Arkansas, April 28, 2011.

“Celebrating Diversity is not What It’s About.” God Loves Diversity and Justice: Progressive Scholars Speak about Faith, Politics, and the World. Perkins School of Theology, April 11, 2011.

“Empire, Economics, and Christ: Does Christianity Still Make a Difference?” The Willson Lectures, Earlham School of Religion, Richmond, Ind., April 4-5, 2011.

“Christianity and Capitalism.” Union Theological Seminary, New York, March 25, 2011.

“Globalization and Theology.” The Micah Institute, New York Theological Seminary, New York, March 24, 2011.

Respondent to a panel on Eschatology, Community, and Empire. Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Dallas, TX, March 4, 2011.

“Grace under Pressure: Renegotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions.” Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, Dallas, TX, March 4, 2011.

“A Critique of the Spirit of Global Capitalism.” World Social Forum and World Forum of Theology and Liberation, Dakar, Senegal, February 8, 2011.

“Christus und das Imperium.” Evangelische Studierendengemeinde und Evangelisches Forum, Münster, Germany, January 20, 2011.

“Christus und das Imperium.” Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, January 19, 2011.

“Der imperiale Christus—Christologie als Einspruch gegen das Herrschaftsdenken.” University of Salzburg, Austria, January 18, 2011.

“Introducing Progressive Christianity.” Connections Conference, Temple, TX, November 27, 2010.

“Christianity and Economics.” The Amos Commission, Austin, TX, November 6, 2010.

“Rethinking Class in Religious and Theological Studies.” American Academy of Religion, Theology and Religious Reflection Section, Atlanta, GA, November 1, 2010.

Respondent, American Academy of Religion Session on Míguez, Sung, and Rieger, Beyond The Spirit of Empire, Theology and Religious Reflection Section and Liberation Theology Consultation, Atlanta, GA, November 1, 2010.

“Theology and Economics.” The Harrington Lecture, Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri, October 19, 2010.

“Beyond Blind Faith: Religious Identities Under the Conditions of Late Capitalism.” Keynote lecture at conference “Contesting Religious Identities,” University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 13, 2010.

“Radically Faithful: Passionate Christianity Confronting Empire and Savage Inequality.” Faith and Reason Seminar with John Dominic Crossan, Pasadena, CA, October 8 and 9, 2010.

“No Rising Tide: The Difference Christianity Makes.” Connected in Christ, Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Subiaco Abbey, Arkansas, September 29, 2010.

“Religion and Labor.” UAW Legal Workers Conference, Las Vegas, June 8, 2010.

“Cristo e Império.” Lecture at the Universidade Metodista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 19, 2010.

“No Rising Tide: Theology and Economics.” Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance, Dallas, May 8, 2010.

“No Rising Tide: Theology and Economics.” Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, May 5, 2010.

“Epistemology and Constructive Theology.” Workgroup on Constructive Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York, May 1, 2010.

“Religion and Labor.” Texas AFL-CIO Fifteenth COPE Convention, Austin, TX, February 6, 2010.

“GLBT Issues, Theology, and the Church: Pushing Beyond the Impasse.” Breaking the Silence Conference, Houston, TX, January 30, 2010.

“Social Service vs. Social Justice: What is the Difference?” Ignite Greater Works Consultation, Dallas, TX, November 11, 2009.

Respondent, American Academy of Religion session on “Veblen’s Theory of the Leisure Class: Rethinking Religion and Economy in an Age of Crisis,” Religion and the Social Sciences Section and the Sociology of Religion Consultation, Montreal, Canada, November 7, 2009.

“Empire and Grassroots Resistance.” Faith and Reason Seminar, with John Dominic Crossan, Temple, TX, October 25, 2009.

“God and Empire, Jesus and Economic Injustice.” Faith and Reason Seminar, with John Dominic Crossan, First United Methodist Church Richardson, October 23-24, 2009.

“Between God and the Excluded.” Connected in Christ, Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Subiaco Abbey, Arkansas, October 12, 2009.

“Speaking Truth to Power—With a Twist: Reenvisioning the Task of Theology and the Academy.” Wendland-Cook Professorship Inaugural Lecture, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, October 8, 2009.

“Christus und das Imperium.” Lecture at Marburg University, Germany, June 4, 2009.

“Christ and Empire.” Lecture at the World Council of Churches, Geneva, Switzerland, May 29, 2009.

“Christus und das Imperium.” Lecture at Heidelberg University, Germany, May 28, 2009.

“Christus und das Imperium.” Lecture at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, May 27, 2009.

“Christus und das Imperium.” Lecture at the Theologische Hochschule Reutlinen, Germany, May 19, 2009.

“Transforming Theology: Transforming Society.” Ford Foundation Conference on Transforming Theology,  Claremont School of Theology, March 14, 2009.

“Human Rights and the Community of Faith in Latin America.” Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions Symposium, Perkins School of Theology, March 1, 2009.

“Imperial Privilege and Exclusion Today: What can we Do?” Theologian in Residence Lectures, First United Methodist Church Boulder, Colorado, January 9-10, 2009.

“Christ and Empire.” The Peace and Justice Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, December 7, 2008.

“Class Aspects of Religion and Religious Aspects of Class: Reconstructing Popular Misconceptions.” Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group, American Academy of Religion, Chicago, November 3, 2008.

“Globalization, Empire, and Beyond: The Pitfalls and Promises of a Global Church.” General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Nashville, The Willson Lecture, October 10, 2008.

“Between God and the Excluded.” Connected in Christ, Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Subiaco Abbey, Arkansas, October 2, 2008.

“Class, Race, and Gender in Religious Discourses: The Example of Liberation Theology in the United States.” State University of New York, Stony Brook, interdisciplinary conference on “How Class Works,” June 7, 2008.

“Theological Challenges in South Africa, Europe, and the United States.” Theological Forum, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 29, 2008.

“Christ and Empire.” Lunch Presentation at the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, March 14, 2008.

“Christ and Empire: Who Has the Last Word?” University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, March 12, 2008.

“Empire and Religion: A New Agenda for Theological and Religious Studies.” University of the Western Cape, Cape Town/Bellville, South Africa, March 11, 2008.

“Worship of Mammon.” Dominican House of Studies, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, March 7, 2008.

“Theology from the Belly of the Beast: Theological Reflections on Modern and Postmodern Empires.” University of Kwazulu Natal, School of Religion and Theology, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, March 5, 2008.

“Christ and Empire: A New Agenda for Theological Studies.” University of Kwazulu Natal, School of Religion and Theology, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, February 13, 2008.

“Christ and Empire: Europe, America, and Africa.” John Wesley College, Pretoria, South Africa, January 22, 2008.

“Postcolonial Critique and the Study of Religion.” Contextual Biblical Interpretation Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, November 2007.

Respondent to Panel on Empire and the Christian Tradition. Theology and Religious Reflection Section, American Academy of Religion, San Diego, November 2007.

“Contextual Theology Revisited through the Lens of Empire.” American Academy of Religion, San Diego, November 2007.

“Christ and Empire.” International Meeting of Church and Society Leaders and Peace with Justice Coordinators, Global Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, November 1.

“Religion and Empire in the Southwest.” Perkins School of Theology Interfaith Symposium, October 2007.

“Between God and the Excluded.” Connected in Christ, Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Subiaco Abbey,  Arkansas, September 2007.

“Methodism and Empire.” Twelfth Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, Oxford, England, August 2007.

“Working with Youth under Pressure.” Perkins Youth School of Theology Symposium, March 2007.

“Christ and Empire.” Connected in Christ, Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, Subiaco Abbey, Arkansas, March 2007.

“Religion and Labor.” Salt of the Earth Labor College, Tucson, Arizona, February 2007.

“What Money does to God, and What to Do About It.” Ministers Week, Perkins School of Theology, February 2007.

“Justice and Empire.” Ethics Colloquy, SMU, February 23, 2006.

“Bonhoeffer in the United Sates.” Perkins School of Theology, January 8, 2006.

“New Research Issues in United Methodist Doctrine.” Meeting of Instructors for United Methodist Doctrine, Duke University, June 2005.

“Kirche zwischen Arm und Reich.” Meeting of the Central Conference of the United Methodist Church in Central Europe in Bern, Switzerland, April 2005.

“Theology from the Bottom up.” Evangelisch-methodistisches Studienprogramm für die südosteuropäischen Länder in Graz/Waiern, Austria, January 2005.

“Beziehungen zu Gott und anderen Menschen, oder: Gott und der Andere.” Ecumenical Study Group, Salzburg, Austria, January 2005.

“Theology and Globalization.” Annual Meeting of the Workgroup for Constructive Theology in Nashville, April 2004.

“The Academic Study of Theology.” The Discerners Academy, Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. Alexandria, LA, March, 2004

Presentation on “Children, Poverty, and Theology” to the United Methodist Bishops’ Task Force on the Bishops Initiative on Children and Poverty. Irving, TX, January 5, 2004.

“To Missionize is to Colonize?” Drew Colloquium in Transdisciplinary Theological Studies on An American Empire? Globalization, War, and Religion. Drew University, September 25-27, 2003.

“Gott und die Globale Marktwirtschaft.” Lecture at the International Conference of Experts in Theology, Politics, and Economics on “Globale Marktwirtschaft, EU Erweiterung und christliche Verantwortung.” Graz, Austria, June 2003.

“Mission and Postcolonialism.” Presentation at the Summer Leadership Institute (Sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church). New Orleans, June 2003.

“What do Margins and Center Have to Do with Each Other? The Future of Methodist Traditions and Theology.” Lecture at the Universidade Metodista, Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2003.

Three Lectures Celebrating the John Wesley Tercentenary. Instituto Metodista Bennett, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2003.

“Globalization, Postmodernity, and the Resistance of the Margins.” Public Lecture at Lewis University, April 2, 2003.

“Postcolonialism and the Challenge of the Margins: Milestones for the Study of Religion and Theology.” Syracuse University, January 13, 2003.

“Theology and Mission in a Postcolonial World.” Intercontinental Trialogue on Theology and Mission of North American, Latin American, and Asian Theologians at Iliff School of Theology, October 13-15, 2002.

“Postcolonialism and the Preferential Option for the Margins.” Drew Colloquium in Transdisciplinary Theological Studies on Com/Promised Lands: The Colonial, the Postcolonial, and the Theological. Drew University, September 28 and 29, 2002.

“Beyond Burnout: New Creation and the Economics of Grace in Late Capitalism.” Eleventh Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies at Christ Church College, Oxford, England, August 13-22, August 2002.

“Freedom and Service to Neighbor.” Fourth International Consultation in Vienna, Austria, March 10-15, 2002.

“Between Economics and Postmodernism: Overcoming a (Not-So) Arbitrary Division of Labor in Theological Studies.” American Academy of Religion, Denver, November 2001.

“Between God and the Excluded: Life and Faith in a Globalizing World.” The Heinsohn Lectures, University United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas, November  10-12, 2001.

“Theology in Global Perspective.” Presentation to the faculty of theology at Africa University, Old Mutare, Zimbabwe, August 2001.

“Structuring a Textbook on Constructive Christian Theology.” Annual Meeting of the Workgroup for Constructive Theology in Nashville, May 2001.

“God and the Excluded.” Seminar on my book God and the Excluded with Ph.D. students at Drew University, March 2001.

“Revitalizing Theological Discourse from the Bottom up.” Lecture at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, February 6, 2001.

“Reenvisioning Ecology and the Divine from the Margins.” American Academy of Religion, Nashville, November 2000.

“The Future of Theology: Why Not Start the Other Way Around?” Urban Theological Unit of Sheffield University, Sheffield, England, July 2000.

“Befreiungstheologie: Herausforderung an die Theologie des 21. Jahrhunderts.” Theologisches Seminar der Evangelisch-methodistischen Kirche, Reutlingen, Germany, July 2000.

“How Can People Take Their Economic Lives into Their Own Hands? Reflections from the Underside.” International Colloquium on Faith Communities and Social Movements Facing Globalisation, Hofgeismar, Germany, June 2000.

“Theology and the Power of the Poor in a Postmodern World.” Research Symposium on Liberation Theology and Postmodernity, Perkins School of Theology, May 18, 2000.

“Doing Theology as Living Beings—With a Twist.” Research Symposium honoring the life and work of Gustavo Gutiérrez, Perkins School of Theology, May 19, 2000.

Respondent to a session on my book Remember the Poor at the Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Irving, TX, March 2000.

“Beyond Theological Labels.” Ministers Week, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, February 2000.

“Between God and the Poor: Rethinking the Means of Grace in the Wesleyan Tradition.” International Conference on “The Wesleys and the Poor: The Legacy and Development of Methodist Attitudes toward Poverty, 1739-1999.” Bridwell Library and Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, TX, October 1999.

“From the Belly of the Whale: Frederick Herzog and the Future of Theology and the Church.” Convocation and Pastor’s School at Duke Divinity School, October 1999.

“Otherness, Difference, and the Underside of History: New Perspectives on Theology in a Postmodern World.” American Academy of Religion, Irving, TX, March 1998.

Respondent to “Political Theology. The Other and the Enemy: Carl Schmitt and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Compared,” by Hans D. van Hoogstraten, American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, November 1997.

“Liberation Theology at the Turn of the Century: In Memory of Frederick Herzog.” Presentation and Panelist, American Academy of Religion, New Orleans, LA, November 1996.

“Methodism’s Core Values.” Annual Heritage Forum, North Texas Conference Archives and History Commission, February 24, 1996.

“Theology and Biography.” Ministers’ Week, Perkins School of Theology, February 7, 1995.

“Eruption or Irruption? A Comparison of the Development of Liberation Spirituality in North America and Latin America.” American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, March 1994.

“Theory and Praxis: Trends in the Interpretation of John Wesley.” American Academy of Religion,  Washington, DC, November 1993.

Respondent to Katie G. Cannon, lecture on “Womanist Epistemological Sensibilities: Transforming Antiquated Modes of Religious Hierarchies in Light of Liberationist Pedagogical Ideals.” Duke University, April 1993.

Annotated Bibliography on “Wesley and the Poor.” Wesley Studies Working Group of the Oxford Institute of United Methodist Studies, Oxford, England, July/August 1992.

“The Christological Disposition of Paul Tillich and His Method of Correlation.” Theologisches Seminar der Evangelisch-methodistischen Kirche in Deutschland, Reutlingen, December 1990.

 

HONORS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 2015.

Perkins School of Theology: Academic Outreach Award, 2012.

Perkins School of Theology: Academic Outreach Award, 2010.

Empire and the Christian Tradition, co-edited with Kwok Pui-Lan and Don Compier, was selected by the Academy of Parish Clergy as one of the ten best books of 2008.

Empire and the Christian Tradition, co-edited with Kwok Pui-Lan and Don Compier, was selected by the Academy of Parish Clergy as the best reference book of the year 2008.

Collaborative Research Grant, Latino/a Studies in Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology, SMU, on interrelation of Latino/a and Latin American liberation theologies, 2008.

Godbey Authors’ Award for best book published by SMU faculty member for Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, April 2008.

Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times named Book of the Month, February 2008, by CrossLeft.

Southern Methodist University Research and Travel Award, 2008.

Collaborative Research Grant, American Academy of Religion, 2006-2007, for book on Empire and Religion, co-authored with Professors Jung Mo Sung (Brazil) and Néstor Míguez (Argentina).

Perkins School of Theology: Academic Outreach Award, 2005.

Instructional Technology Grant, Lilly Endowment IVTC Funds, 2002-2003.

Godbey Authors’ Award for best book published by SMU faculty member for God and the Excluded, Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, April 2002.

Southern Methodist University Research and Travel Award, 2000.

Perkins School of Theology: Academic Outreach Award, 1999.

H.O.P.E. Professor (Honored on Professor Excellence), Department of Residence Life and Student Housing, and Dean of Student Life Office, Southern Methodist University, 1999.

Southern Methodist University Research and Travel Award, 1998.

Junior Scholar of the Year Award, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies of the American Academy of Religion, 1997.

Perkins School of Theology: Academic Outreach Award, 1994.

German Academic Exchange, (DAAD): Jahresstipendium für Graduierte, 1992-93 and 1993-94, and Gegenstipendium (Reciprocal Scholarship), Duke University

Duke University, Graduate School, Travel Grant for Research in Peru, 1993.

Duke-UNC Latin America Program, Tinker Field Research Grant for Research in Peru, 1993.

United Methodist Church, Board of Higher Education, Scholarship Grant 1990-1992.

Evangelisch-methodistische Kirche Deutschland, Scholarship Grant 1990-1992.

 

EXPERIENCE

Teaching experience

Courses: Theology, Economics, and Labor; Theology, Religion, and Cultural Studies; Theology, Religion, and Postcolonialism; Contemporary Theology; Person and Work of Christ; Interpretation of the Christian Message (two-semester survey course of the loci of systematic theology); Theology in a Postmodern World; Method in Theology; Advanced Feminist Theory; Introduction to Theological Studies; United Methodist Doctrine; The Church in its Social Context; Social Scientific Study of Religion (Ph.D. Core Seminar); Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Religion (Ph.D. Core Seminar).

Directed and independent studies with Ph.D. students in the Graduate Program of Religious Studies at SMU (selection): Theology and the Construction of Meaning; Christology; Theology and Economics; Latin American Liberation Theology; Nietzsche, Hegel, and Levinas; Cultural Studies; Critical Theory and Hermeneutics; German Theology and Philosophy, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century; Postmodern Theology and Philosophy; Method in Theology; Political Theology; Liberation Ecclesiology, Feminist, African American, Latin American; Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, Globalization Ethics; Contemporary Latin American Liberation Theologies; Religion and Labor.

Courses at other national and international universities: “Labor and Social Movements.” National Labor College, Silver Springs, MD, Fall 2013; Mahle Scholar in Residence, Hamline University, Minneapolis, April 2013; “Liberation Theologies and African Theologies,” University of Kwazulu Natal, School of Religion and Theology, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, February 2008 (together with Isabel Phiri and Sarojini Nadar); “Political and Economic Ethics: Theological Perspectives,” University of Kwazulu Natal, School of Religion and Theology, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, February 2008 (with Steve de Gruchy); “Introduction to Theology,” Theological Seminary of the Russian United Methodist Church, Moscow, March/April 2005; International summer course “Remember the Poor: The Challenge to Methodist Theology in the Twenty-First Century,” Wesley House, Cambridge, England, July 12-26, 2000.

Courses for Perkins Continuing Education and Laity Events (selection): Rethinking Images of God, Christology, Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thinking about God from the Underside, What Children Teach Us about God, Progressive Christianity, No Rising Tide: Theology and Economics, Grace under Pressure: Negotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions.

Duke University

Theology of the Black Church (with Willie Jennings); Systematic Theology (with Frederick Herzog); History and Theology of Early Methodism (with Dennis Campbell and Galye Felton); Doctrine of Grace (with Thomas Langford).

Theologisches Seminar in Reutlingen, Germany

Greek, Feminist Theology.

 

Contextual education experience

International immersion experiences with students (Cambridge, England, August 2000; Zimbabwe, August 2001; Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2004; Germany, January 2005 and 2007; Mexico, March 2006; South Africa, 2008).

Leader of Perkins faculty immersion to Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2010.

Lilly Endowment Grant ($1.4 million) for a Youth School of Theology at Perkins School of Theology for “Youth under Pressure” (youth marginalized along the lines of race and class), together with Professor Evelyn Parker and Shonda Jones (2002-2006).

Director of the “West Dallas Project” of Perkins School of Theology, a group of students and faculty involved in building relationships with minority groups, 1996-2000; and leader of a Perkins spiritual formation group related to the West Dallas experience, 1999-2000.

 

Academic symposia organized

Interdisciplinary Symposium “The End of Civil Rights in America? Reflections on the Future of Economic Justice from the Perspectives of Law and Religion.” Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and Perkins School of Theology, September 6, 2013.

Symposium on Changing the Church, Changing the World at Perkins School of Theology, September 2010 (with Revs. Gil Dawes and Friedrich Gehring [Germany], and Inez Dawes).

Symposium on God and Empire, Jesus and Economic Injustice, in conjunction with Perkins School of Theology, October 2009 (with Professors John Dominic Crossan and Joerg Rieger).

Symposium on Religion and Empire at Perkins School of Theology, October 2007 (with Professors Marc Ellis, Anne Joh, Namsoon Kang, Mark Kline Taylor, Joerg Rieger, and Hjamil Martinez-Vásquez, Joerg Rieger, as well as Perkins Professors Evelyn Parker, Abraham Smith, and Sze-kar Wan).

Symposium on Liberation Theology and Postmodernity at Perkins School of Theology, May 2000 (with Professors Roberto Goizueta, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Dwight N. Hopkins, Kwok Pui-Lan, Joerg Rieger.

Special Topics Forum on “Liberation Theology at the Turn of the Century: In Memory of Frederick Herzog,” American Academy of Religion, New Orleans, November 1996 (with Professors John B. Cobb, M. Douglas Meeks, Jürgen Moltmann, Joerg Rieger, Susan Thistlethwaite, and Gayraud Wilmore).

 

University related experience

Editor of Academic Book Series, New Approaches to Religion and Power, with Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.

Editor of Academic Book Series (together with Kwok Pui-lan), Religion and the Modern World, with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Editorial Board of Caminhando (academic journal), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Editorial Board of Soma: An International Journal of Contemporary Theological Discourses and Counter-Discourses (academic journal), St. John’s University, Tanzania.

Director and member of various Ph.D. dissertations in the SMU Graduate Program in Religious Studies.

Member, Advisory Board, Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, 2012-.

Member, Steering Committee of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies, 2008-2012.

Member, University Research Council, Southern Methodist University, 2009-2012.

Member, Rank and Tenure Committee, Perkins School of Theology, SMU, 2005-2008.

Member, Rank and Tenure Committee, Dedman College at SMU (Humanities division), 2006-2009.

Member, SMU Faculty Senate, 2010-2011.

Co-Chair and Founder, American Academy of Religion Group on Class, Religion, and Race, 2014-).

Co-Chair, American Academy of Religion Section on Theology and Religious Reflection, 2005-2008 (Member of Steering Committee, 2002-2005).

Member of Task Force for the Reconstitution of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, 2005-2007.

Chair, Division III (Interpretation of the Christian Witness), Perkins School of Theology, 2001-2003; 2012-.

Member, Ethics and Tenure Committee, SMU Faculty Senate, 2001-2003.

Member, of various steering committees at Perkins School of Theology and SMU; Global Theological Education, 2007-; Global Nature and Mission of the Church, 2002-2005; Urban Ministry Steering Committee, 1995-2005; Graduate Program of Religious Studies, 1999-2000.

Member and chair of various standing committees at Perkins School of Theology, including Academic Programs Committee, Committee on Gender, Ethnic, and Racial Concerns, Faculty Committee, Nominations Committee, Student Development Committee, Community Life Committee, and Library Committee.

Reviewer of Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group for the American Academy of Religion, November 2000.

Student President of the Theological Seminary of the United Methodist Church in Reutlingen,

Germany, 1987-1988.

 

Church related experience

Frequent teaching and preaching engagements in local, national, and international settings.

Active involvement in religion and labor issues at the local and national level.

Theologian in Residence, First United Methodist Church Boulder, Colorado, December 2008-January 2009.

Member, Board of Ordained Ministry, North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, 2001-2005.

Ordained Elder, North Texas Conference, United Methodist Church, June 1997.

Ordained Deacon, North Texas Conference, United Methodist Church, June 1995.

Affiliate member of the Süddeutsche Jährliche Konferenz of the United Methodist Church in Germany, 1984-1995.

Internship at Elm Hall Drive Methodist Church in Liverpool, England, Spring 1988.

Associate Pastor, United Methodist Church in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, 1984-1985.

Parish Assistant, United Methodist Church in Esslingen, Germany, 1983-1984.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Workgroup for Constructive Christian Theology (authors of Christian Theology, Reconstructing Christian Theology, Constructive Theology, and Empire and the Christian Tradition).

American Academy of Religion (AAR).

Jobs with Justice (JWJ), Board Member of North Texas Chapter.

Co-founder of the North Texas Workers’ Rights Board.

 

LANGUAGES

German, basic Spanish. Reading knowledge of German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Latin (Latinum), Greek (Graecum), and Hebrew (Hebraicum).

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