The Rev. Dr. Paul Hinlicky

Tise Professor in Lutheran Studies
Department: Religion/Philosophy
Office: 305 Francis T. West Hall
Phone: 375-2454

hinlicky@roanoke.edu

Degrees:

PhD, 1983, Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York
MDiv, 1978, Christ Seminary-Seminex, St Louis, Mo
BA, 1974, Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, IN

Course List

Research & Teaching Interests:

Systematic Theology in the Christian Tradition;
Christian Social Ethics; History of Doctrine, especially Early Church Fathers, Reformation and Modern Protestant; Biblical Theology; Ecumenical Theology; Political Theology; Faith and Science Dialogue; Jewish-Christian Dialogue.

Scholarly Activities:

I belong to the American Academy of Religion, the Sixteenth Century Society and the International Luther Congress. I attend their conferences and give lectures or sit on panels as requested. I am involved in research in my areas of interest and serve as an external expert on doctoral committees in my field.

Extracurricular:

My wife, Ellen, and I are stewards of 83 acres of beautiful mountain land in Catawba, where we are amateur farmers, gardeners, silvaculturalists and wildlife-habitat advocates.

Books:

Paths Not Taken: Fates of Theology from Luther through Leibniz (Grand Rapids, MI, Eerdmans, 2009).

Luther and the Beloved Community: A Path for Christian Theology after Christendom (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010).

Divine Complexity: The Rise of Creedal Christianity (St Paul, MN: Fortress, 2010).

With Brent Adkins, Rethinking Philosophy and Theology with Deleuze: A New Cartography. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.

Beloved Community: Critical Dogmatics after Christendom (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, forthcoming in 2014).

Before Auschwitz: What Christian Theology Must Learn from the Rise of Nazism (Eugene, OR: Cascade, forthcoming in 2013).

Divine Simplicity: An Ambiguous Legacy (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, forthcoming in 2014).

Joshua, Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, forthcoming in 2016).

Recent Publications:

“Luther and Liberalism” in A Report from the Front Lines: Conversations on Public Theology, A Festschrift in Honor of Robert Benne ed. Michael Shahan (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009) 89-104.

“Luther’s Atheism” in The Devil’s Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition, ed. J. Hockenberry Dragseth (St Paul, MN: Fortress, 2011) 53-60.

“A Leibnizian Transformation? Reclaiming the Theodicy of Faith” in Transformations in Luther’s Reformation Theology: Historical and Contemporary Reflections, Vol. 32, Arbeiten zur Kirchen- und Theologiegeschichte.ed. C. Helmer and B. K. Holm (Leibzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt , 2011) 85-103.

“Leibniz and the Theology of the Beloved Community,” Pro Ecclesia Vol. XXI, No. 1 (2012) 25-50.
“Authority in the Church: A Plea for Critical Dogmatics” in New Directions for Lutheranism ed. C. Braaten (Delhi, NY: ALPB Books, 2010) 123-53.

“Problems of Evil: For Julius Filo on his Sixtieth Birthday” in V Službe Obnovy: Vedecký zborník vydaný pri príležitosti 60. Narodením Dr. h.c. prof. Th.Dr. Júliusa Fila ed. M. Jurík and J. Benka (Bratislava: Evanjelická bohoslovecká fakulta, Univerzita Komenského v Bratisalved, 2010) 65-74.

"Staying Lutheran in the Changing Church(es),” Afterword in Mickey L. Mattox and Gregg Roeber, “Changing Churches” (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011).

“Status Confessionis,” The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 5 (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans & Leiden: Brill, 2008) 198-201.

“The Bible and Fascism,” Encyclopaedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin & NY: DeGruyter, 2012).

“Verbum Externum: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Bethel Confession,” God Speaks to Us, International Bonhoeffer Interpretations, 5. Edited by R. Wüstenberg and J. Zimmermann. (Frankfurt: Peter Lang: 2013).

“Irony of an Epithet: The Reversal of Luther’s Enthusiasm in the Enlightenment,” A Man of the Church: Festschrift for Ralph Del Colle, ed. Michel Barnes and Mickey L. Mattox Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2013.

“The Reception of Luther in Pietism and the Enlightenment,” Oxford Handbook to Martin Luther, ed. R. Kolb, I. Dingel, and L. Batka. (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2013).

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

Systematic Theology in the Christian Tradition;
Christian Social Ethics; History of Doctrine, especially Early Church Fathers, Reformation and Modern Protestant; Biblical Theology; Ecumenical Theology; Political Theology; Faith and Science Dialogue; Jewish-Christian Dialogue.

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:

Systematic Theology in the Christian Tradition;
Christian Social Ethics; History of Doctrine, especially Early Church Fathers, Reformation and Modern Protestant; Biblical Theology; Ecumenical Theology; Political Theology; Faith and Science Dialogue; Jewish-Christian Dialogue.