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Janna K. Gonwa

  • Assistant Professor
    Theology Department
  • THEO 101 Foundations of Theology and Christian Ethics
  • THEO 225 Women in Theology
  • THEO 254 Race and Theology
  • THEO 260 The Bible: An Intro
  • Yale University, Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Theology and Philosophy of Religion), 2020; dissertation: The Singular Individual: Particularity and Selfhood before God
  • University of Chicago, A.M. in Divinity (Theology), 2013
  • Tufts University, M.A. in Philosophy (2011)
  • Regent University, M.Div. (2007)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. in English and French, 2003
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Vineyard Scholars
  • Fellowship of Protestant Ethics
  • "Dynamic Systems Theory Meets Theological Anthropology: A Case Study on the Use of Scientific Models in Theological Inquiry." In Creative Pluralism? Images and Models in Science and Religion, edited by Michael Fuller, Dirk Evers, and Anne Runehov. Issues in Science and Religion 6. Berlin: Springer International, 2022.
  • “Divine Determination or Dynamic Indeterminacy? Transcendence, Immanence, and the Problem of Personal Identity.” In Nature and Beyond: Transcendence and Immanence in Science and Theology, edited by Michael Fuller, Dirk Evers, Anne Runehov, Knut-Willy Sæther, and Bernard Michollet. Issues in Science and Religion 5. Berlin: Springer International, 2020.
  • Review of Christ the Tragedy of God: A Theological Exploration of Tragedy, by Kevin Taylor. Reading Religion (May 13, 2019).
  • “Sacrament and Self-Construction: Augustine and Kierkegaard on Love for the Finite.” In Augustine and Kierkegaard, edited by Kim Paffenroth, John Doody, and Helene Tallon Russell, 131-48. Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017.
  • Review of Spirit and Salvation: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, volume 4, by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. The Expository Times 128, no. 9 (2017): 459.
  • “Eros, Agape, and Neighbour-Love as Ontological Gift.” Toronto Journal of Theology 31, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 84-93.
Janna           K. Gonwa

Phone: 814-871-7545
Office: PC 3206J

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