Jonathan Tran

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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.

Contact

Address: One Bear Place, Box 97284
Waco, TX 76798-7284
Email: Jonathan_tran@baylor.edu

Education

  • 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

Books:

  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).