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Rising Stars?

Within the contemporary landscape of theological scholarship who do you think are the rising young scholars to pay attention to?  Who do you think will be among the next generation of great theological minds?  I’m thinking of people who as of yet of produced one book or less.  Somewhere in that range of relative newness.  Here are a few of my choices:

Who else would people nominate among those we should keep our eyes on?


  1. Hill wrote:

    I don’t know how he stacks up “objectively” but having gotten to know the guy in person and now read two of his recent essays, I want to put in a plug for Aaron Riches, currently a student with Milbank. He is as genuine and warm a fellow as you would ever want to meet, and I found his recent article in Modern Theology really fresh and provocative. He has truly ecumenical sensibilities when it comes to the East and the West. Here are links to two of his recent articles which you can read if you have access to Blackwell journals online:

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  2. phil wrote:

    Paul D. Jones–University of Virginia

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 1:19 pm | Permalink
  3. WTM wrote:

    P.D. Jones and Kevin Hector would be my picks of up-and-comers who hold solid teaching positions.

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 1:23 pm | Permalink
  4. Kevin D. wrote:

    In Catholic theology, Matthew Levering (Ave Maria U.) has received a lot of high praise.

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm | Permalink
  5. Halden wrote:

    Good call Kevin. Michael Hanby would be another potential (though I don’t know if he’s Catholic or not).

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 1:38 pm | Permalink
  6. roflyer wrote:

    Ben Meyers!

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 2:38 pm | Permalink
  7. Halden wrote:

    Another potential I just thought of from the EO sector of the church: Aristotle Papanikolau.

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
  8. Chris wrote:

    C. C. Pecknold (Catholic Univeristy of America)

    Friday, June 13, 2008 at 7:22 pm | Permalink
  9. he’s 10 british theologians i thought worth keeping on:

    Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 7:28 am | Permalink
  10. Joey wrote:

    From Duke, New Testament professor Kavin Rowe deserves a mention. Offers a promising contribution to the biblical studies/doctrine impasse.

    Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 11:27 am | Permalink
  11. Ben Camp wrote:

    Does anybody find it strange that there have been no women mentioned?

    Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 11:25 am | Permalink
  12. WTM wrote:

    Suzanne McDonald, now teaching at Calvin. She has done some good work with the later Reformed tradition.

    Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 1:44 pm | Permalink
  13. byrnesyliam wrote:

    I just finished undergrad at Aberdeen and thought Brian Brock was an excellent thinker in ethics:

    Monday, June 16, 2008 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  14. Andy Rowell wrote:

    Webpages for those mentioned above:

    Paul D. Jones:

    Michael Hanby:
    Michael Hanby is Assistant Professor of Theology at the John Paul II Marriage and Family Institute in Washington, D.C. He previously taught theology at Baylor University, and is the author of Augustine and Modernity (London: Routledge, 2003). He has written articles on the doctrine of creation, metaphysics and modern science, in journals such as Communio, and Modern Theology.

    Aristotle Papanikolaou

    Chad C. Pecknold

    Suzanne McDonald

    Kavin Rowe

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 5:45 pm | Permalink
  15. Star Nobel wrote:

    Erica Grimm Vance – faculty of Professional Studies and Preforming Arts, Art – Trinity Western University

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 9:03 am | Permalink

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