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Carl S. Hughes
Ph.D., Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Licence en philosophie, Université de Paris—Paris IV (Sorbonne)
B.A., St. Olaf College
ABOUT DR. HUGHES
Carl S. Hughes is a historical and constructive theologian. His interests include the legacies and challenges of the Lutheran theological tradition; the intersections of theology, race, and gender; theological responses to religious pluralism; mystical and apophatic theologies; and the possibilities of biblical interpretation. He also has a background in philosophy of religion. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Rhetoric and Performance in a Theology of Eros (Fordham University Press, 2014) and a variety of articles and book chapters.
Dr. Hughes teaches the following courses at TLU: Introduction to Theology; Ancient and Medieval Christian History; Reformation and Modern Christian History; Life and Writings of Martin Luther; Religion in the United States; Critics and Defenders of Faith in the Modern Age; Theology, Literature, and the Arts; and Theologies of the Civil Rights Movement.
Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Rhetoric and Performance in a Theology of Eros (Fordham University Press, 2014)
“‘Tehomic’ Christology? Tanner, Keller, and Kierkegaard on Writing Christ,” Modern Theology 31, no. 2 (2015): 257-283.
“Contrasting Augustine and Kierkegaard as Theologians of Desire,” Toronto Journal of Theology 31, no. 1 (2015): 75-83.
“Writing the Law/Gospel Dialectic of, and in, Lutheranism: Rethinking Westphal’s ‘Religiousness C’ in Practice in Christianity,” International Philosophical Quarterly 50, no. 1 (2010): 5-24.
“Radical Negativity and Infinite Striving: From the Death of God to the Theologia Crucis” in The Meaning and Power of Negativity, ed. Ingolf U. Dalferth and Marlene A. Block (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming in 2018).
“Søren Kierkegaard: Protesting the (Lutheran) Establishment,” in Radical Lutherans, Lutheran Radicals, ed. Jason Mahn (Eugene, OR: Cascade, forthcoming in 2017).
“Søren Kierkegaard” in Nineteenth Century Lutheran Theologians, ed. Matthew Becker (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015), 231-253.
“Kierkegaard and Anders Nygren: Influence in Reverse,” in Kierkegaard’s Influence on Theology, Tome II: Anglophone, Scandinavian, and Jewish Theology, ed. Jon Stewart (Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2012), 205-216.
“Communicating Earnestness: Kierkegaard and Derrida Respond to their (Poorest) Readers,” in International Kierkegaard Commentary: The Point of View (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2010), 205-237.
“The Constructive Significance of The Book on Adler for Christian Theology in an Age of Religious Pluralism,” in International Kierkegaard Commentary: The Book on Adler (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2008), 193-214.
Translation from the French of Raphaël Gély, “Toward a Radical Phenomenology of Social Life: Reflections from the Work of Michel Henry” in Michel Henry: The Affects of Thought, ed. Jeffrey Hanson and Michael R. Kelley (London and New York: Continuum, 2012), 154-176.
“The Dangers of ‘Vocation’ for Students Thinking about Career,” Intersections: A Publication by and for the Academic Communities of the Twenty-Six Colleges and Universities of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Spring 2015): 23-24.
“Extending Sinai’s Darkness: From the Bible as Source to the Bible as Model,” Society of Biblical Literature, Søren Kierkegaard and the Bible Section (Boston; November 2017).
“The Promise and Danger of the Spirit in Martin Luther’s Biblical Hermeneutics,” Southwest Commission on the Study of Religion, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Section (Dallas; March 2017).
“Radical Negativity and Infinite Striving: From the Death of God to the Theologia Crucis,” Philosophy of Religion Conference, “The Meaning and Power of Negativity,” Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA; February 2017).
“Exegesis and Theology ‘Beyond the Letter’ in Luther and Schleiermacher,” American Academy of Religion, Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group and Schleiermacher Group (San Antonio; November 2016).
“Contrasting Luther and Kierkegaard as ‘Augustinian’ Readers of Scripture,” American Academy of Religion, Augustine and Augustinianisms Group and Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group (San Diego; November 2014)
“Schleiermacher’s Atonement Theology in Kierkegaard’s Communion Discourses,” Seventh International Kierkegaard Conference, Hong Kierkegaard Library (St. Olaf College, May 2013).
“‘Touching’ the ‘Glorified’ Body, with Jean-Luc Nancy,” American Academy of Religion, Body and Religion Group (San Francisco; November, 2011).
“Subversive Revelation: Kierkegaard on Unknowing Christ in Desire,” American Academy of Religion, joint session of Christian Systematic Theology Section and Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group (San Francisco; November, 2011).