Brock Bingaman, Ph.D.

Office:  Taylor 116
Phone:  478.757.5230
Email:  bbingaman

Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA  31210

Religious Studies Program

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

As a constructive theologian, my research and teaching focus on relating the history of Christianity to contemporary life, issues, and leadership in our pluralistic world. My scholarship centers on the links between Christian spirituality, theology, and theological anthropology, as well as interreligious dialogue, particularly around various Christian and Muslim mystical traditions. Much of my work seeks to engender constructive dialogue between thinkers, traditions, and churches that either struggle to understand each other or are not typically read alongside one another. Moreover, my research is informed by what Elizabeth Johnson calls “a creative combination of hermeneutical retrieval of ancient texts and appropriation of contemporary existence.” Drawing from ancient Christian sources and practices, I seek to uncover wisdom for life in the postmodern world.

Courses Taught

Theory and Methods of Religious Studies; Introduction to Christianity; Experiencing the World's Religions; Islam and Christianity: Conflict, Conversation, Coexistence; Christian Spirituality: The Quest for God; Religion and Film; The Hebrew Bible; The New Testament and Early Christian Literature; Contextual Theologies: Black, Latino, Native American, and Feminist Ventures; Modern Religious Thought: Various Responses to Modernity (from Descartes to von Balthasar); The Theology of Jürgen Moltmann; Silence, Submission, Equality: Women in Christian Tradition