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CURRICULUM VITAE

Geoffrey Holsclaw
Affiliate Professor of Theology
Northern Seminary

Fields of Interest

  • Systematic and Political Theology
  • Sacramental Theology
  • Political Philosophy
  • Continental Philosophy

Education

  • Ph.D., Marquette University, Religious Studies (Theology and Society), 2013.
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Theology, 2003.
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, Philosophy, 1999.

Teaching Experience

Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL, 2012-
Affiliate Professor of Theology (2013-)
TH 303 Theology of Church and Culture
DM 7045 “Biblical/Theological Foundation of Ministry” (x2)
Adjunct Professor of Theology (2012)
DM 7045 “Biblical/Theological Foundation of Ministry” (x2)

Publications

Books

Transcending Subjects: Augustine, Hegel, and Theology (Challenges in Contemporary Theology) (Oxford: Blackwell, 2016).

Prodigal Christianity: Ten Signposts into the Missional Frontier with David E. Fitch (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013).

Articles/Chapters

  • “Mission Amid Empire: Why Political Formation and Mission are not Mutually Exclusive,” Missiology: An International Review, with David E. Fitch (forthcoming, Fall 2013).
  • “At a Distance to the State: Hobbes and Badiou on Politics,” Telos: Journal of Politics, Philosophy, Critical Theory, Culture, and the Arts 160 (Fall 2012): 99-119. (link)
  • “Christ in Circulation: The Eucharistic Exchange and Money,” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory vol. 11 no. 2 (Spring 2011): 199-215. (link)
  • “Martyrdom as Exteriority: Politics after Bare Life,” with D. Stephen Long, in Witness of the Body: The Past, Present and Future of Christian Martyrdom, eds. Michael L. Budde and Karen Scott (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011).
  • “Christ and Capital: Money Changers and the Lord’s Table,” The Other Journal 17 (2010). (view here)
  • “Discerning Fidelity: Badiou Between Faith and Reason,” New Blackfriars 91 (2010): 229-241.
  • “Subjects between Death and Resurrection: Žižek, Badiou, and St. Paul” in Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision: Critical Engagements with Agamben, Badiou, Žižek, and Others (Theopolitical Visions Series), ed. Douglas Harink (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010).

Book Reviews

  • John Atherton’s “Transfiguring Capitalism: An Inquiry into Religion and Global  Change,” Evangelical Review of Society and Politics, 3, no. 1 (March, 2009).
  • Philip Goodchild’s “Theology of Money,” Evangelical Review of Society and Politics, 2, no. 2 (October 2008).

Works in Progress

  • “Among Other Bodies: On an Augustinian Eucharistic Politic,” (preparing for Studies in Christian Ethics).
  • “After Hermeneutics and Historicism: On Canonical, Sacramental, and Ecclesial Practices.”

Conference Papers

Academic Papers

  • “Against ‘Political’ Theology,” panel presentation at the Political Theologies Seminar at Marquette University, September, 15th, 2011.
  • “The Trinitarian Foundation for Mission Amid Empire; or Why Political Formation and Mission are not mutually exclusive,” with David Fitch, at Empire, Church, Missio Dei, Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, March 4, 2011.
  • “Scripture After Hermeneutics and Historicism: On Canonical, Sacramental, and Ecclesial Practices,” presented at The Future of Scripture, Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting, Azusa Pacific University, March 5, 2010.
  • “Christ in Circulation: The Eucharistic Exchange and Money,” presented at Gift and Economy: Ethics, Hospitality and the Market, Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Azusa Pacific University, March 4, 2010.
  • “Among Other Bodies: On an Augustinian Eucharistic Politic,” presented at the Marquette University/Loyola University Chicago Graduate Student Theological Colloquium, Feb. 20th, 2010.
  • “Can Hermeneutics Overcome Historicism? The Ethics of Textual and Sacramental Practices,” presented at The Ethics of Interpretation: From Ancient to Postmodern Times, by the Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Marquette University, May 14th, 2009.
  • “Hegel, Augustine, and the Limits of Sittlichkeit,” presented at the 2009 Symposium on Religion and Politics, Calvin College, April 24th, 2009.
  • “Discerning Fidelity: Alain Badiou Between Faith and Reason,” presented at the Midwest AAR Regional meeting, April 4th, 2009.
  • “Subjects between Death and Resurrection: Žižek, Badiou, and St. Paul,” presented at Saint Paul’s Journeys Into Philosophy, University of British Columbia, June 5th, 2008.
  • “At a Distance to the State: Radical Democracy and Religion,” presented at the Fourth Biennial Symposium on Religion and Politics, Calvin College, April 26th, 2008.

Popular Presentations

  • “Worship, Liturgy, Mission, ” Ecclesial National Gathering, Focused Session, Washington, D.C., Feb. 17th, 2010.
  • “The Death of Leadership: Christ, Co-Leading, and Missional Living,” Verge, Los Angeles, Nov. 14th, 2009.
  • “The Generative Tensions of Co-Leadership,” Seeding Missional Communities, Chicago, Jan. 5th, 2007.
  • “Repentance as Resistance: The Politics of Sacrifice,” 2006 Emergent Theological Conference, Workshop Presentation, Yale Divinity School, February 8th, 2006.
  • “Evangelism, Ekklesia, and the Emerging Church,” Ekklesia Project Conference, Workshop Presentation, DePaul University, July 19th, 2004.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Religion