Joseph Lenow, PhD
Joseph Lenow, PhD

Joseph Lenow, PhD

Resident Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Philosophical Theology
  • Christology
  • Augustine
  • Early Christianity

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Theology

Position

  • Resident Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • “Shoring Up Divine Simplicity Against Modal Collapse: A Powers Account”, Religious Studies, 2019
  • “Evolution, Human Enhancement, and Human Nature:                                                             
    Four Challenges to Essentialism in Theological Anthropology”, Journal of Religion and Society, 21supp.18, 205-231 , 2019
  • “Christ, the Praying Animal: A Critical Engagement with Niels Henrik                                      
    Gregersen and the Christology of Deep Incarnation”, International Journal of Systematic Theology, 20.4, 554-578, 2018
  • “Patience and Judgment in the Christology of Cyprian of Carthage”, Studia Patristica, Vol. XCIV, 233-246, 2017

Presentations

  • “The Mystical Agency of Christ in the Letters of Cyprian”
    XVIII. International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford University., 2019
  • “Augustine and the Work of Incarnation”                                                                                   
                Early Career Scholars Workshop, Duke University., 2019
  • “Augustine’s totus Christus and the Social Suffering of Christ”                                                     
          “Christology, Suffering, and Salvation: Reflections on Theology and Healthcare” panel,
    Conference on Medicine and Religion. Stanley Hauerwas responding., 2019
  • “Can We Imagine a Human Future? Afrofuturism, Transhumanism, and                                    
    Human Life in Christ”
          Duke University Divinity School, Science and Religion Initiative., 2019
  • “Just Sympathy: Lars Spuybroek’s ‘Digital Gothic’ Architecture and the Common Good”          
                Arts, Literature, and Religion unit, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting., 2018
  • “Re-Forming the Human: Evolution, Transhumanism, and the Platonic Doctrine of Forms”   
                Religion and Reform, Kripke Center Symposium, Creighton University., 2018
  • “Interstitial Homiletics: Augustine’s sermo Dolbeau 26 in Postcolonial Perspective”                     
    Augustine and Augustinianisms section, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting., 2017

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • Completing Christ: An Augustinian Christology (monograph; nearly completed)
    Hexaemeron: Cosmology, Evolution, and the Six Days of Creation (monograph; early stages)
    "The Mystical Agency of Christ in the Letters of Cyprian" (in process)
    "Can We Imagine a Human Future? Afrofuturism, Transhumanism, and Human Life in Christ" (in process)
    "The Promise of Deep Incarnation" (in process)