Baylor > Religion > Faculty > Natalie Carnes
Assistant Professor of Theology
Natalie returned to her home state to join the Baylor faculty in fall 2011. She considers herself a systematic theologian interested in thinking about traditional doctrinal loci through slightly less traditional themes. Recently she finished a manuscript on beauty and Gregory of Nyssa and has been writing a new book on Christology, images, and iconoclasms. Along the way, she is working on theological anthropology and children. Her own children Chora and Edith are profoundly uninterested in this work, or any of her work, really, but she takes comfort in the enthusiasm of her husband Matthew.
Academic Interests and Research:
systematic theology, Christology, theological anthropology, theological knowledge, theological aesthetics, images, iconoclasms, children, feminist theology, patristic theology
Beauty: A Theological Engagement with Gregory of Nyssa. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. Forthcoming.
“'That Cross’s Children Which Our Crosses Are': Imitatio Christi, Imitatio Crucis,” Scottish Journal of Theology. Forthcoming.
“We in Our Turmoil: Theological Anthropology Through Maria Montessori and the Lives of Children,” Journal of Religion 95:3 (July 2015). Forthcoming.
“A Reconsideration of Religious Authority in Christian Theology,” The Heythrop Journal 55:3 (May 2014): 467-480.
"Prelude to a Theology of Iconoclasm: Making, Breaking, Loving, and Hating Images," LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 16:2 (Spring 2013): 15-32.
"Possession and Dispossession: Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Gregory of Nyssa for Life Amidst Skepticism," Modern Theology 29:1 (January 2013): 104-123.
"The Mysteries of Our Existence: Estrangement and Theatricality," Modern Theology 28:3 (July 2012): 402-22.
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