From our students, faculty, and staff


Student Theses

Master of Theological Studies


Celeste Callahan
On Why Mama Made Us Nap On Good Friday: A Theology of Atonement

Jill Trauring Fleishman
“Creating a Little Bit of Justice On This Continent”: American Indian Nations’ Lesson

Casey Flynn
Stance Matters: Interdisciplinary Bias and Retrieval in the Discourse Concerning the Apophasis of Dionysius the Areopagite

Kyle Hudson
Christianity in the Third Reich: A Warning to American Christians

Christopher Watkins Lamb
Land and Body: Engaging Systemic Oppression, Trauma, and Disconnection through Ecochaplaincy

Sarah O’Brien
Toward a Feminist Religious Naturalism

Jesse Perkins
Process Theology of Disability: Searching for a practical theology of process for the

Kyle Ramsey-Sumner
Is Animal Theology Liberative?: What We Can Learn from the Politics of Total Liberation and the Animal Liberation Front

Brandan Robertson
Forward: A Case for Inclusion

Joint Ph.D. Program in Religious and Theological Studies

Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver Dissertations


Kenneth Geter
Missed Appropriations: Uncovering Heidegger’s Debt to Kierkegaard in Being and Time

Elizabeth Ryan Hall
“Maybe Jesus Was Suicidal Too”: A Qualitative Inquiry Into Religion and Spirituality in
Suicide Attempts

Linda Jane Hansen
Aztec Human Sacrifice as Entertainment? The Physio-Psycho-Social Rewards of Aztec Sacrificial Celebrations

Hannah Kristine Adams Ingram
The Myth of the Saving Power of Education: A Practical Theological Approach

Andriette Jordan-Fields
Why Does The Caged Bird Sing? A Phenomenological Analysis of the African American Clergywoman and Her Plight in Black Churches: An Ethical Dilemma

Emily Kahm
Catholic Girls All Grown Up: A Practical Theological Exploration of Sexuality Formation in Young Adult Women

Scott Ronald Moore
A Conviction of Texts Not Seen: Perceiving Exodus as the Generative Text of Hebrews

Gil Rosenberg
Ancestral Queerness: Normativity and Deviance in the Abraham and Sarah Narratives

Jesse Workman
Phenomenology and Blindness: Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and an Alternative Metaphysical Vision

2017 Faculty Bibliography


Antony Alumkal
Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality. New York University Press. 2017.

Rubén Arjona
“The Librarian as an Image of Pastoral Care.” Pastoral Psychology, 65, pp. 743-757.

“John Calvin on the Lord’s Supper: Food, Rest, and Healing for Shivering Souls.” Pastoral Psychology. Volume 66, Issue 2 (April 2017): 177-190.

Miguel De La Torre
Liberating Sex: Essays by Miguel A. De La Torre, Chalice Press, 2016.

“Interfaith Relations and the Pursuit of Justice,” Review & Expositor. Volume 114, Issue 1 (February 2017): 81-89.

Carrie Doehring
“The challenges of being bilingual: Methods of integrating psychological and religious studies.” In E. A. Maynard and J. L. Snodgrass (Eds.), Understanding Pastoral Counseling (pp. 87-99). New York, NY: Springer.

“Intercultural spiritual care in the aftermath of trauma.” In F. Kelcourse & K. B. Lyon (Eds.), Transforming Wsdom: The Practice of Psychotherapy in Theological Perspective (pp. 148-165). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

“In over our heads with financial anxiety from student debt.” Pastoral Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s11089-017-0772-2

Cathie Kelsey
Schleiermacher, Friedrich. Christian Faith: A New Translation and Critical Edition. Catherine L Kelsey and Terrence N. Tice, eds. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2016.

Amy Erickson
“Recent Research on the Megilloth (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther).” With Andrew R. Davis. Currents in Biblical Research. Volume 14, Issue 3 (June 2016): 1-21.

“Rethinking Religion and Economics in Ancient Israel.” Review of Roland Boer, The
Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015). Horizons in Biblical Theology 38.2 (2016): 161-166.

Jeffrey Mahan
Religion and Popular Culture in America, 3rd edition, Bruce David Forbes & Jeffrey H. Mahan, editors. The University of California Press: Berkeley, 2017.

“Trump, Religion, and Popular Culture,” University of California Press blog, April 2017.

Review of The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture, by Juan M. Floyd-Thomas, Stacy M. Floyd-Thomas, and Mark G. Toulouse, Reading Religion, posted February 3, 2017.

Katherine Turpin
Drama Tweens: Engaging the Bible with Younger Adolescents. Cascade, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2017.

“The Complexity of Local Knowledge” in Conundrums in Practical Theology. eds. Bonnie Miller-McLemore and Joyce Ann Mercer. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2016.

Ted Vial
Modern Religion, Modern Race. Oxford University Press. 2016.


2017 Adjunct Faculty Bibliography


Elizabeth Coody
“Cloning Enchantment: Jesuses After Climate Change” in the Center for Mennonite Writing Journal. Volume 8, Issue 3 (July 2016).

“Whaleish Work in the Disciplines: Comics and Religion Swimming Around,” Women Write About Comics blog, August 2016.

Review of The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. Religious Studies Review. (March 2017). doi: 10.1111/rsr.12813

Anthony Roberts
Review of African American Theology: An Introduction, by Frederick L. Ware. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion. (September 17, 2016).

Review of Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit by Christopher A. Stephenson. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion.

Arthur Porter
“Conducting a Growth Mindset Seminar for African American Males who Experience Self-Hatred as a Result of Internalized Racism.” Ph.D. Dissertation, Denver Seminary.

2017 Staff Bibliography


Packard Brown
“When Our Students Struggle to Find Good Work – How to Advise Students and Graduates in Uncovering Job Opportunities Where None Appear to Exist.” Presented April 2017, Student Personnel Adminstrator’s Conference, Orlando, FL.

“Where Else Can They Go? What Else Can They Do?: Guiding MDiv Graduates into Fields Other than Congregational Ministry.” Colloquy Online. May, 2017.

Jeremy Garber
“‘Another Way’: Modernist Artists, Media, and the Desire for Spiritual Community.” In Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age, edited by Curtis D. Coats and Monica M. Emerich. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Review of “TheoMedia” by Andy Byers. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, Volume 4, No. 1.

Daniel Klawitter
Put On Your Silly Pants: Poems for Children and Very Immature Adults. DaffyDowndilly Press, October, 2016.

Plato Poetica (Poems). White Violet Press, Spring, 2017.

Jason Whitehead
“Creative narration: Finding soulfulness through a desperate search for my soul.” Reflective Practice, 38

“Ghosts and guests: A pastoral theology of belonging for ministry with persons with mental illness.” Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 70(4), 257-265.

“The thoughts and prayers of straight white men.” Sojourners. 

“A narrative-relational approach to the problem of evil and the suffering it engenders.” Journal of Pastoral Theology, 16(1), 47-60.