Jonathan Tran


Jonathan Tran is Associate Professor of Religion (Theology and Ethics) in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Program in Religion at Baylor University, where he also serves as Faculty-in-Residence at Brooks Flats Residential Community. Along with numerous academic articles, he is the author of The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and Foucault and Theology (London: T&T Clark, 2011). He has taught Bioethics (MH/REL 4395) every term since arriving at Baylor in 2006 and especially enjoys working with pre-healthcare students as they navigate the complicated moral waters of contemporary medicine.


Address: One Bear Place, Box 97284
Waco, TX 76798-7284


  • Duke University, The Graduate School, Department of Religion, Durham, NC
    Ph. D. Theology & Ethics, Spring 2006
    Minors: Political Theory (external), Early Church History (internal)
    Dissertation: "In the Far Country: Time, Eternity, and Memory after the Vietnam War"
  • Director: Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics
  • Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC
    M.Div. summa cum laude, 2002
  • University of California at Riverside
    B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, Political Science, 1994

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Recent Publications


  1. The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far Country in the series "Challenges in Contemporary Theology" (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).
  2. Foucault and Theology in the series "Philosophy and Theology" (Edinburgh: T & T Clark International, 2011).
  3. Co-Editor, with Myles Werntz, Corners in the City of God: The Wire and Theology (Eugene: Cascade, Forthcoming 2012).