Brent Hege is Instructor of Religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at
Butler University. He earned his PhD in theology with distinction at Union Theological
Seminary in Richmond, VA, in 2007 and has taught theology and religion at Union and
Butler. His research and teaching interests include the history of Christian thought,
contemporary Christian thought, theological methods, God, evil and suffering,
process-relational theology, religions of the world, comparative religion and comparative
theology, liberation theologies, radical theology, gender issues in theology, religion
and secularism, and philosophy of religion. 

His dissertation, published as "Faith at the Intersection of History and Experience:
The Theology of Georg Wobbermin," was awarded the 2010 John Templeton Award for
Theological Promise by the Forschungszentrum Internationale und Interdisziplinäre
Theologie at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. 

Articles

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Theology, Politics, and Antimodernism in Nazi Germany: Problematizing Theological Rhetoric and Political Theology, Politics and Religion (2013)

A review essay of:

Hitler’s Theology: A Study in Political Religion. By Rainer Bucher. Translated...

 

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„Zurück zu Schleiermacher! und von Schleiermacher aus vorwärts!“ Georg Wobbermin and the Legacy of Schleiermacher in Weimar Liberal Protestantism, Journal for the History of Modern Theology/Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte (2012)

As dialectical theology rose to prominence in the years following World War I, the new...

 

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Political Theology in a Postsecularist Key, Radical Philosophy Review (2011)

A review of Clayton Crockett, Radical Political Theology: Religion and Politics after Liberalism. Insurrections: Critical...

 

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A Reforming Tradition Struggles with Change: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Historic Vote on LGBT Ordination, One Year Later, Religion Dispatches (2010)

For progressives in the ELCA, the wider Christian church and society at large, the vote...

 

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The Online Theology Classroom: Strategies for Engaging a Community of Distance Learners in a Hybrid Model of Online Education, Teaching Theology and Religion (2010)

The key to success in online education is the creation and sustenance of a safe...

 

Books

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Faith at the Intersection of History and Experience: The Theology of Georg Wobbermin, Scholarship and professional work from the Liberal Arts and Sciences (2009)

Faith at the Intersection of History and Experience is the first study in English of...

 

Reviews

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Review of "Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics", Interpretation (2013)

A review of Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics by Jane Barter Moulaison.

 

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Review of "Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir", Seminary Ridge Review (2012)

A review of "Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir" by Andrew Taylor-Troutman.

 

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Review of "The Church Event: Call and Challenge of a Church Protestant", Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology (2012)

A review of "The Church Event: Call and Challenge of a Church Protestant" by Vitor...

 

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Review of "What’s Wrong with Sin? Sin in Individual and Social Perspective from Schleiermacher to Theologies of Liberation", Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology (2012)

A review of "What’s Wrong with Sin? Sin in Individual and Social Perspective from Schleiermacher...

 

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Review of "An Introduction to Christian Theology", Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology (2012)

A review of "An Introduction to Christian Theology" by Richard J. Plantinga, Thomas R. Thompson,...

 

Presentations

Breaking Bad as Theological Text: A Process-Theological Reflection on Theodicy and Anthropodicy, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Meeting (2014)

The recently-wrapped AMC megabit Breaking Bad (set and filmed in Albuquerque) has challenged viewers to...

 
Welcome to Bedrock: A Liberal Theologian Visits the Creation Museum, Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Annual Meeting (2013)

The Creation Museum, established by the conservative Christian organization "Answers in Genesis," purports to offer...

 
Worship Field Study in Introductory Theology Courses: A Comparative Approach to the Study of Theology, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (2011)

In this workshop we will discuss various strategies for incorporating field study into the introductory...

 

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The Suffering of God? The Divine Love and the Problem of Suffering in Classical and Process-Relational Theisms., 2010 John Templeton Laureates Colloquium (2010)

Not quite twenty-five years ago, theologian Ronald Goetz surveyed the landscape of late twentieth-century theology...