My dissertation, entitled “Depression, Salvation, and the Human Person,” contributes to current Christian theological discourse about suffering and salvation. I do so in view of one iteration of contemporary suffering: chronic and recurring depression. Drawing on critiques of liberation soteriologies, especially from black and feminist theologians, I demonstrate the need for a more capacious soteriological response to the varieties of suffering in our world, including depression. In turn, I retrieve regeneration soteriologies as a fruitful resource for responding to contemporary depression and furthering soteriological reflection today.
During 2016-2017, I will complete my dissertation with the support of a Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship. I will also serve as a Scholar in Residence at the Collegeville Institute, where I will be a Kilian McDonnell Fellow in Faith and Culture.
For information about my other research, please see my Curriculum Vitae.