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Natalie Carnes


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Department of Religion
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97284
Waco, TX 76798-7284

Office: Tidwell 502

Phone: (254) 710-4947
FAX: (254) 710-3740


Assistant Professor of Theology

  • Duke University, Ph.D. (Christian Theological Studies)
  • University of Chicago, M.A. (Religion)
  • Harvard University, A.B. (Comparative Religious Studies)


Natalie returned to her home state to join the Baylor faculty in fall 2011. She has recently finished a manuscript on beauty and Gregory of Nyssa and is writing a new book on Christology, images, and iconoclasms. Along the way, she is exploring issues in skepticism and anthropology. Her work is richly helped by her husband Matthew and delightfully hindered by her daughters Chora and Edith.

Academic Interests and Research:

iconoclasm, apophaticism, Christology, skepticism, theological knowledge, theological anthropology, attention, beauty, children, feminist theology, patristics, religious authority

Research Articles:

"The Mysteries of Our Existence: Estrangement and Theatricality," Modern Theology , 28:3 (July 2012): 402-22.

"Possession and Dispossession: Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Gregory of Nyssa for Life Amidst Skepticism." Forthcoming in Modern Theology.

"Prelude to a Theology of Iconoclasm: Making, Breaking, Loving, and Hating Images." Forthcoming in LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture.

Courses Taught at Baylor:

  • REL 3351 Introduction to Theology
  • REL 1350 Introduction to Christian Heritage


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