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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


Justin against Marcion: Defending the Christian Philosophy
Andrew Hayes (Author)
Release date: April 1, 2017

In a period where Christianity was only beginning to form a definitive identity, Marcion played a remarkable and generative role. Andrew Hayes takes the measure of his ...

Acting for Others
Release date: March 1, 2017

This book explores why the metaphor of the church as a family is insufficient. Taking up Arendt's notions of action and her criticism of privatization, the author examines community, relation, and human subjects through the work of Bonhoeffer and Stăniloae.

The Gift of Love
Andrew Staron (Author)
Release date: February 1, 2017

The Gift of Love explores the intelligibility of Augustine's claim that we come to know and encounter God in and through our love. 

Trinitarian Grace and Participation
Release date: February 1, 2017

Trinitarian Grace and Participation demonstrates the central organizing role grace plays in the Trinitarian theology of T. F. Torrance and its practical implications for the Christian life as the gift of sharing in the Son’s relation with the Father through the Spirit. 

Missa Est!
Release date: January 1, 2017

Missa Est! is a constructive work in ecclesiology, and particularly the relationship between liturgy and mission in the church's life. It advances a notion of the church in which liturgy and mission are both given their due without opposing them to each other, subordinating one to the other, or collapsing them into each other. Mission and liturgy are intrinsically related to each other, for the church's liturgical rites disclose and enact the church's identity as a missionary community.