Stephen Boyd

Professor
John Allen Easley Professor of Religion

Office: Wingate 207
Phone: 758-5458
E-mail: boyd@wfu.edu

 

Bio

Stephen B. Boyd, M.Div., Th.D. Harvard Divinity School, is the J. Allen Easley Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University. He teaches courses on the history of Christianity and Christian thought, gender studies, and religion and public life.  He has been awarded The Don Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service (2005) and the The Reid Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching (1989). He has authored Pilgram Marpeck: His Life and Social Theology (Duke University Press, 1992); The Men We Long to Be (Harper San Francisco 1995 & Pilgrim Press, 1997); and (editor) Redeeming Men: Religion and Masculine Identity (Westminster/John Knox, 1996).  A new book, Making Justice Our Business: The Wrongful Conviction of Darryl Hunt and the Work of Faith (Wipf & Stock) about race, religion and the criminal justice system will be published Fall 2011.  He has also served as co-chair of the Men’s Studies in Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion, President of the American Men’s Studies Association, and was a founder of Communities Helping All Neighbors Gain Empowerment (C.H.A.N.G.E.) in Winston-Salem.

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EDUCATION

Th.D., Harvard University Divinity School, (Church History/Historical Theology) , 1984

M.Div., Harvard University Divinity School, 1979

B.A., University of Tennessee (History), 1976

Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Making Justice Our Business: The Wrongful Conviction of Darryl Hunt and the Work of Faith (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock:, 2011)

“On Being Here with Others: Space, Identity and Justice” Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality 4 (2010) 6-18.

“Trajectories in Men’s Studies in Religion: Theories, Methodologies, and Issues,” in Björn Krondorfer, editor, Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism: A Critical Reader (SCM-Canterbury Press, 2009).

“Christmas Eve,” “Fourth Sunday of Advent,” & “Third Sunday of Advent,” Theological Themes, Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Volume X, Year C (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009)

Courses

REL 103 Introduction to the Christian Traditions

REL 368 The Protestant and Catholic Reformations

REL 369 Radical Christian Movements

REL 372 The History of Christian Thought

REL 366 Gender and Religion

REL 340 Men’s Studies and Religion

REL 332 Religion and Public Engagement