Theological and Philosophical Studies

Theologicaland PhilosophicalStudies in Religion

Meet the Faculty

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Name Focus Education Contact
lee Hyo-Dong Lee

Associate Professor of Comparative Theology

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
M.Div., United Theological College
B.A., B.Th., M.A., McGill University
B.A., Yonsei University

Seminary Hall 22
hlee5@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3129

rcorring Robert S. Corrington

Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Philosophical Theology

M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University
B.A., Temple Unversity

12 Campus Drive
rcorring@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3682

bosel Chris Boesel

Associate Professor of Christian Theology

M.T.S., Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., Westmont College

Seminary Hall 107
cboesel@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3789

keller Catherine Keller

George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.Div., Eden Theological Seminary
B.A., University of Heidelberg

Seminary Hall 110
ckeller@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3268

skendall Susan Kendall

Director of Doctoral Studies | Associate Professor in the Practice of Theology and Leadership

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary

Seminary Hall
skendall@drew.edu
Personal site
973-408-3452


Lisa Gasson-Gardner
Student, Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion
“I came to Drew from Harvard Divinity School where I earned a Master of Divinity degree. Before Boston, I studied in my hometown at the University of Toronto and occasionally let an “eh” slip into conversation. My doctoral work focuses on contemporary theologies of revelation, specifically the affective theologies of evangelical Christian traditions and their expression in political and ethical discourse. More simply, I am fascinated by the practice of prophesy and never tire of reading about the coming apocalypse. I recently presented a paper at the Fordham University Graduate Student Conference and will co-present a paper on comparative theology in the classroom in a pre-conference at the American Academy of Religion in November.”

Christian Kakez- A- Kapend
Student, Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion
I am a Congolese national hailing from the Aruund Kingdom. I hold a Bachelor of Divinity from Africa University and an M.T.S. from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining the Drew community, I spent a couple of years serving as an Associate Pastor and Pastor of Heart of Africa and Multi-ethnic Ministries at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. At this point, I am interested in exploring the links between the new materialist notion of the agency of things and views in African (philosophical/religious) thought and their ethical implications on our understanding of what it means to be “human.”

Graduation Requirements for Theological and Philosophical Studies

Theological & Philosophical Studies in Religion

Fields of Study

  • Theological Studies
  • Philosophical Studies

The area of Theological and Philosophical Studies fosters a transdisciplinary community of inquiry among students, with emphases on constructive, philosophical, systematic, ecumenical, and comparative approaches to theological themes. These emphases entail strong intersections with feminism, ecology, postcolonial and empire studies, and the philosophical traditions of pragmatism, process, and poststructuralism. Our faculty bring their distinct commitments and approaches to the fields of theology and philosophy, and their various sites of interconnection, to a common table of open, dialogical discourse. Students are invited participants in this collegial and rigorous table talk, learning not only concrete content specific to particular fields of interest, but also appreciation for and negotiation of the complexities and ambiguities of those fields as they take shape within concrete contexts marked by interdisciplinary and interreligious conversation. Incoming students are expected to identify in either theology or philosophy.

Language Requirements

Both French and German.

If another language is deemed relevant to the student's program, the student may petition for a substitution, which requires the recommendation of the student's area and the approval of the Committee on Academic Standing. This approval is contingent upon the availability of appropriate testing and grading resources.

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