Jennifer Howell, Ph.D.

Jennifer Howell, Ph.D.
Director of the Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program
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PhD, Theology, Baylor University
MDiv, Duke Divinity School
BA, English, Texas A&M University
Research Interests
Doctrine of Creation
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Systematic Theology
Practical Theology
Courses Taught
Christ in Creation
Introduction to Food Justice
Bonhoeffer's "Life Together"
Integrative Theology
Christian Texts and Traditions
Introduction to Theology
Introduction to Christian Heritage
Introduction to Christian Scriptures
Vocation and Leadership
Medieval Great Texts
Publication Highlights
  • Imago Dei and Earthly Life: Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Creation and Christ, Forthcoming.
  • Christian Faith and University Life: Stewards of the Academy, co-edited with T. Laine Scales. Palgrave Press, 2017.
  • "Wendell Berry's 'Difficult Hope.'" Perspectives in Religious Studies, Volume 48, Number 1, Spring 2021.
  • "Is There Anything Particularly Baptist about Baptist Higher Ed? Baylor University as a Case Study on the Baptist Principle of Christian Freedom." Perspectives in Religious Studies, Vol. 47, Winter 2020.
  • "Theology and Misconduct: The Case of John Howard Yoder." The Christian Century, August 20, 2014 with David Cramer, Paul Martens and Jonathan Tran
  • "Scandalizing John Howard Yoder" The Other Journal, July 7, 2014 with David Cramer, Paul Martens and Jonathan Tran
  • "Alfred Delp: Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings 1941-1944" Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics, October 2010.

About Dr. Howell

Jenny Howell serves as the Director of the Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program at Baylor University's Truett Seminary. After earning a BA from the Honor's Program at Texas A&M University, Howell went on to receive her MDiv (Duke Divinity School) and PhD in Theology and Ethics (Baylor University). Her scholarship focuses on the doctrine of creation. Howell also serves as the Theologian in Residence at the World Hunger Relief Farm, where all her classes are offered. She believes that teaching her courses on site at a flourishing regenerative farm allows seminary students the opportunity to more fully integrate the rigor of theological education with an informed love of place that Christians are called to tend and nurture.

* Curriculum Vitae

George W. Truett Theological Seminary