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Emerging Scholars

Emerging Scholars is a curated, selective dissertation series dedicated to highlighting innovative and creative projects from new scholars in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and Christian history.

If you, or one of your students, are working on a dissertation of special merit, we'd like to know about it! We're actively considering projects in progress or completed within the last two academic years.

Praise for books in the series

Masterful, energetic exploration. . .

Vernon Robbins | Emory University

Exhibiting lucid analysis and deep insight. . .

Paul Nimmo | University of Edinburgh

Crisp writing, clear thought, insightful reflection. . .

Miroslav Volf | Yale Divinity School


Sun-young Kim (Author)
Release date: October 1, 2014
The project argues that in the discussion of proper righteousness and holiness, Luther's redefined love emerges in harmony with faith.
Release date: October 1, 2014
Here Shanell T. Smith brings the categories of race/ethnicity and class to bear on John's metaphors of the "Great Whore" and highlights the simultaneous duality of the woman Babylon characterization.
Release date: October 1, 2014
To avoid a theological account of beauty becoming a mere projection of our wildest desires, it must be reined in by dogmatics. To make this case, this book employs the thought of Robert W. Jenson to construct a dogmatic aesthetics.
Sung-Sup Kim (Author)
Release date: September 1, 2014
Sung-Sup Kim here argues that while Barth advances the discussion on the Reformed readings of the doctrine of providence in key ways, his reading of Calvin in particular is significantly hampered by his running challenge to Schleiermacher.
Release date: August 1, 2014
One of the perennial questions in political theology is how the concept of truth is defined and how such is grounded theologically. This book tackles this crucial question through an analysis and comparison of the thought of two of the most important contemporary Catholic and Protestant theologians, Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) and John Milbank.