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Jonathan M. Platter

Subject area and speciality

Christian Theology specialists:

Divine Simplicity and Triune Identity: A Critical Dialogue with the Theological Metaphyscis of Robert W. Jenson

Research Interests

Metaphysics and the doctrine of God, Analogy of being, Trinity, Creation, Theological aesthetics, Robert W. Jenson, Theology of place


Undergraduate supervision for A5 and A8.

Adjunct instructor of theology for Southern Nazarene University.

Guest lecturer in theology for Nazarene Theological College (Manchester).

Other Professional Activities

Member of the American Academy of Religion

Member of the Wesleyan Theological Society

Key Publications

‘Jesus, Trinity, and creation: divine simplicity, the “real” relation, and trinitarian economy in dialogue with Robert Jenson’, Pro Ecclesia 28:3 (accepted; forthcoming).

‘Reading art and hearing God: learning to read creation’, Princeton Theological Review 21:2 (Spring 2018): 51–59.

‘The ontic significance of God’s eschatological Word: Robert Jenson’s potential via media between impartation and imputation’, Wesleyan Theological Journal 52:1 (Spring 2017): 171–83.

 ‘Baptism and beatitude: taking time and partaking of the eternal’, Didache: Faithful Teaching 16:3 (Winter 2017).

 ‘The Trinity, social justice, and the missio Dei: a trinitarian construal of agency, treating social justice as paradigmatic of Christian action’, Didache: Faithful Teaching 13:1 (2013).

Other Publications

Review: Wright, Stephen John and Chris E. W. Green (eds.), The Promise of Robert W. Jenson’s Theology: Constructive Engagements, in The International Journal for Systematic Theology 20:3 (July 2018): 440–43. 

Review: Bruner, Michael Mears, A Subversive Gospel: Flannery O’Connor and the Reimagining of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth, in Reviews in Religion & Theology 25:3 (July 2018): 445–47.

Review: Schneider, Laurel and Stephen G. Ray (eds.), Awake to the Moment: An Introduction to Theology—The Workgroup on Constructive Theology, in Reviews in Religion & Theology 25:3 (July 2018): 554–56.

Review: Ruloff, C. P. (ed.), Christian Philosophy of Religion: Essays in Honor of Stephen T. Davis, in Reviews in Religion & Theology 25:2 (April 2018): 361–64.


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Upcoming events

GCSE Study Day: Art and the Nature of the Divine

Mar 24, 2020

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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