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Faculty Directory

Christopher Schelin

Dean of Students;
Director of Contextual Education;
Assistant Professor of Practical and Political Theologies

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-4729
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018
MDiv, Duke University, 2008
BA, Louisiana College, 2005

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Baptist ecclesiology
  • Radical democracy and theology
  • Communal spirituality
Selected Publications
  • “All Are Alive to God: Paul Fiddes and the Ministry of the Departed Saints,” Perspectives in Religious Studies, 2017.
  • “Unbreaking the Circle: Conversational Hermeneutics and Intra-Congregational Difference,” Journal of European Baptist Studies, 2016.
  • “‘In a Congregational Way’: The Baptist Possibility of Sacramental and Radical Democracy,” Journal of European Baptist Studies, 2010.