John Allen Easley Professor of Religion
Academic Leave, AY 2015-16
Office: Wingate 207
Stephen B. Boyd, M.Div., Th.D. Harvard Divinity School, is the J. Allen Easley Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University and Director, Religion and Public Engagement. 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). His most recent book, Making Justice Our Business: The Wrongful Conviction of Darryl Hunt and the Work of Faith (Wipf & Stock, 2011) deals with race, religion and the criminal justice system. 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.
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
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)
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