Gregory Van Buskirk

Title
Ph.D. Student in Practical Theology, Concentration: Church and Society
Email
gregvb@bu.edu

Education:

Point Loma Nazarene University (2006) – Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy/Theology, Journalism/Creative Writing – Summa Cum Laude, Honors Scholar

Claremont School of Theology (2010) – Master of Divinity: Wesleyan Theology – President’s Award for Academic Excellence

Boston University, School of Theology (currently) – Doctor of Philosophy: Practical Theology/Church and Society, with an emphasis in Wesleyan Theology

Membership:

American Academy of Religion

Wesleyan Theological Society

Research Interests:

My interests continue to focus on the practical, moral, and transformational theology of John Wesley.  At Boston, I have continued to develop these passions in new and exciting ways by combining Wesley’s theology with Aristotelian, Thomistic, and MacIntyrean understandings of virtue ethics.  The fruit of this labor has been a Wesleyan moral theology that attends to ecclesiological practice as the locus of cultivating the theological virtues, thereby transforming Creation.   Currently, I foresee my dissertation emerging from the intersection of these fields.

Contacts:

Facebook: facebook.com/greg.vanbuskirk

Academia.edubu.academia.edu/GregVanBuskirk

E-Mail: gregvb@bu.edu