Creighton Coleman

PhD Student, Religious Studies

University of Virginia

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  • University of Virginia - PhD Religious Studies (Theology, Ethics, and Culture; Expected Completion - May 2022)
    • Advisor: Charles Mathewes
  • St. Louis University - MA Theological Studies
    • Advisor: Rubén Rosario Rodríguez
  • Biola University - MA with Highest Honors, Christian Apologetics
  • Wichita State University - BA cum laude, Political Science
    • Senior Thesis: “The Making of an Arab Spring: A Statistical Analysis of Variables Contributing to Democratization in the Arab World”
    • Advisor: Dinorah Azpuru

Research Interests

Democracy and Religion, Deliberative Democracy, Christian Ethics, Pentecostal/Charismatic Theology, Ignatian Spirituality, Pneumatology

Comprehensive Exams

Islamic Ethics; Social, Moral, and Political Thought; Religion and Law; Christian Theology: Pneumatology from the Reformation Onwards; Christian Ethics.

Publications and Presentations

 “Pentecostal Realism: Power and the Potential for a Pentecostal Poltical Liberalism.” To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (Costa Mesa, CA), 2020.

“Deliberating in Tongues: A Pentecostal Contribution to Deliberative Democracy.” Annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (College Park, MD), 2019.

“What Hath Loyola to do with Azusa Street?: Ignatian Themes in Amos Yong’s Theology of World Religions.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 27.1 (2018), 91-114. 

“Who are Pentecostals? Why does the Holy Spirit Matter for Christian Theology?” University of Virginia, Invited Lecture for Elements of Christian Thought. (Charlottesville, VA), 2018.

Response to Luke Bretherton’s Christ and the Common Life, book manuscript workshop, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), 2018.

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