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James Pinson

Biography:

Born in the foothills of the Appalachians in North Georgia, USA, I'm married to a Texan and have two wonderful daughters. Most of what I work on concerns the theological nature of the imagination and its power to create in us a love for the people and places around us. 

PhD Candidate in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Cambridge
"The Coleridgean Imagination: Its Biblical Roots, Modern Developments,
and Theological Implications" 
Supervisor: Revd Dr Malcolm Guite

MPhil in Christian Theology, University of Cambridge (2019)
"The Interplay and Implications of Epistemology and Imagination in C.S. Lewis's Literary Theory"
Supervisor: Revd Dr Malcolm Guite

MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA (2017)

BA in History (minor: Religion), Samford University, Birmingham, AL (2011)

Subject area and speciality

Christian Theology specialists:

Research Interests

My broad research interests revolve around the theological nature of the imagination, both its biblical roots and its subsequent philosophical and theological developments, specifically those made by S.T. Coleridge, C.S. Lewis, and Wendell Berry. 

  • Christian Theology and the Imagination
  • S.T. Coleridge
  • George MacDonald
  • C.S. Lewis 
  • Wendell Berry
  • The intersection of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts

Teaching

Birmingham Theological Seminary (Birmingham, AL)
Adjunct Instructor

Systematic Theology III: Christology (Summer 2019)
The Life and Thought of C.S. Lewis (Summer Intensive 2019)
New Testament History and Theology (Summer 2019, Summer 2018)
Church History in America (Summer 2018)

Other Professional Activities

Conference Activity and Participation

"Prophetic Transformation Through Participatory Poetics: Wendell Berry and the Imaginative Power" - American Literature Association Symposium, February 20-22, 2020, Washington D.C.                                            

"An Esemplastic Reconciliation: Coleridge's Imagination as a Means to Creation Care" - Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, October 24-26, 2018
Baylor University, Waco, TX

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