This week we begin a discussion with Dr. Rick Elgendy, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Public Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary.
As a public theologian, he draws on sources in systematic theology, political theology, social ethics, and critical theory. His work has appeared in journals such as Political Theology, the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Studia Patristica, and he is the co-editor of and a contributor to the volume, Renegotiating Power, Theology, and Politics (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). He is working on a book that outlines a Christian theology of power by means of a comparison between Karl Barth and Michel Foucault. As Wesley's Academic Director of Public Theology, Dr. Elgendy advises masters students who specialize in public theology and non-degree students working toward the Certificate in Faith and Public Life. In addition to WTS, he has taught at Lake Forest College and the University of Chicago.