Theological Studies Faculty
Baylor is committed to advancing the field of theological inquiry for the academy and the world. The theological area understands the task of theology to be interpreting God, God’s life in the world, and the world—especially human life—in relation to God. To that end, the area draws upon Christian scriptures, doctrines, and practices in their historical and social contexts while energetically engaging the contemporary world. Faculty research specializations are unique yet constitutive of this task, whether that takes the form of attention to the emergence of doctrines in the early church, the evolution of Christian aesthetics and literature, the role of linguistics in creating and shaping the world, the advancement of ecumenism, or the everyday practices of the contemporary church. This area prizes both analytical and synthetic thinking. Area faculty include Drs. Natalie Carnes, Barry Harvey, Paul Martens, Neil Messer, and Devan Stahl.