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Shapers of Modern Theology

The Shapers of Modern Theology series introduces students to the formation and development of modern Christian theology through a guided study of pivotal figures and movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each volume contains a representative selection of key writings, cutting-edge commentary, and detailed introductory and concluding articles. Throughout, key themes and issues driving theological reflection in the last two centuries will be addressed. The series has a broad ecumenical reach, reckons with the challenges faced by Christian theologians in the context of modernity and postmodernity, and attends to key developments in the last fifty years.

Editorial Board

Paul Gavrilyuk
Pavel L. Gavrilyuk

University of St. Thomas

Kevin Hector
Kevin Hector

The University of Chicago, Divinity School

Paul Dafydd Jones
Paul Dafydd Jones

University of Virginia 

Karen Kilby
Karen Kilby

Durham University

Francesca Murphy
Francesca A. Murphy

University of Notre Dame 

Learn about the series

Watch series editor, Francesca Murphy, introduce the vision behind the Shapers of Modern Theology series!


Francesca Murphy describes the different kinds of textbooks included in the new Shapers of Modern Theology series!

Look for these titles in the series beginning in 2016!

Titles and volume editors planned in the series:


Keith L. Johnson, Wheaton College


von Balthasar
​Mark McInroy, University of St. Thomas

de Lubac
​David Grumett, University of Edinburgh

Andrew Louth, Emeritus, Durham University


Hegel and the Hegelian Tradition
Kevin Hector, The University of Chicago Divinity School

David W. Congdon, IVP Academic

Theology and the Challenge of History
Christophe Chalamet, University of Geneva

Critics of Christianity
Philip Ziegler, University of Aberdeen

Modern Catholicism
Francesca A. Murphy, University of Notre Dame

Modern Eastern Orthodoxy
Paul L. Gavrilyuk, University of St. Thomas

Liberation Theology

Feminist and Womanist Theologies

Theologies of World Christianity
Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University