The Rev. Dr. Daniel Shin Is Drew Theological School’s New Chair in Evangelism
Joins the school from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
June 2017 – Drew Theological School welcomes the Rev. Dr. Daniel Shin to its faculty.
Shin, a former assistant professor of theology and evangelism at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, will serve as the E. Stanley Jones chair in evangelism and assistant professor of theology and world Christianity. In the evangelism role, he succeeds former Theological School Dean Dr. Leonard Sweet, who retired this spring after 17 years in that capacity.
“I am excited to join Drew Theological School to experience the enchanted ‘forest,’ explore critically the phenomenon of modern disenchantment and engage in theories and practices that may re-enchant the world around us,” Shin said.
Shin is a constructive theologian who engages post-liberal, public and liberation theologies that examine and reconceive Christian faith and practice in the contemporary global context. Attentive to the interdisciplinary nature of his teaching and research, he draws from philosophical hermeneutics, cultural and social theories and theological ethics that inform his work in evangelism and mission. He also teaches Wesleyan theology and spirituality, focusing particularly on Wesleyan understandings of the doctrine of sanctification.
At Drew, he’ll offer evangelism and missiology classes that meet the United Methodist course of study requirements and teach courses such as Theological Method, Christology, Suffering and Hope and Theology of Religions.
His studies and writing
Shin holds a PhD in theology/constructive studies in religion from the University of Chicago, where he was a recipient of a Martin Marty Fellowship and was a Lilly Fellow in practical theology and religious practices at Emory University. He has a MDiv in theology from Yale University Divinity School, a master’s in educational ministries—with an emphasis on intercultural studies—from Wheaton College Graduate School and a bachelor’s in Christian education from Wheaton College.
Shin has written the essay, “Scripture as Sacrament,” and the book, Following Jesus: Hans w. Frei on Hermeneutics, Christology and Theological Method, which is due to be published next year. He also presented the paper, “World Christianity and Theological Method,” at the 2016 gathering of the American Society of Missiology in St. Paul, Minn.
In addition, Shin has lectured in Vladivostok, Russia and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in service to the Eurasia Central Conference of the United Methodist Church. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Shin served congregations in Illinois, Connecticut, Georgia and Seoul, Korea.
Shin and his wife have two beautiful children, Cory and Allison. Welcome to The Forest, Professor Shin!