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Faculty of Divinity


Hope Crelin is a PhD Candidate and a full-ride merit Cambridge International & King’s College Scholar. She is an historical and constructive theologian whose current work engages the narrative and affective contours of John Calvin’s theology of hope.


  • PhD in Theology and Religious Studies (Christian Theology), King's College, University of Cambridge, 2020–present.
  • Master of Divinity, Summa Cum Laude, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2016–2019.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Government), Summa Cum Laude, Georgetown University, 2012–2016.



Current Research:

Hope Crelin's current work focuses on John Calvin's theology of hope, attending to the experiential and affective dimensions as it relates to core Protestant Reformation doctrines. She is interested not only in a historical retrieval of Calvin, but also in his contemporary relevance for wider discourse on the plausibility of Christian hope.

Broad Interests:

  • Theology of Hope

  • Affective Experience

  • Religious Ethics

  • Soteriology

  • Christology

  • Pneumatology

  • John Calvin

  • Protestantism

  • Eschatology

  • Theological Anthropology

  • Narrative Theology

  • Theology of Suffering

  • Political Theology

  • Church-State Relations

PhD Candidate in Christian Theology
Cambridge International & King's College Scholar

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