Assistant Professor of Theology
On Faculty since 2011
Office: BGC 215
Ph.D., Duke University, 2010
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2003
B.A., Princeton University, 2000
About Gregory Lee
My work is driven by an interest in retrieving the Christian tradition for constructive theological ends. After establishing roots in evangelicalism through the undergraduate campus ministries at Princeton University and the M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, I began the Ph.D. in Christian Theological Studies at the Duke University Graduate Program in Religion. My time there both strengthened my sense of identification with classic Christianity and broadened my appreciation for Christianity’s rich intellectual heritage. It also sparked in me a love for Augustine and especially City of God, a remarkable text that has profoundly shaped my thought and will remain central for my future work. My current project concerns the appropriation of pre-modern interpreters for contemporary understandings of Scriptural authority, drawing especially upon Augustine, Calvin, and the Epistle to the Hebrews. My next major project will focus on Augustine’s ecclesiology to consider the relation between church and world in light of his confession that the church is a mixed body. I have long felt a calling to teach, and I am grateful for the opportunity to engage such highly motivated students at Wheaton. The Department of Biblical and Theological Studies provides many resources for cross-disciplinary inquiry, and the recently established Center for Early Christian Studies offers a unique context to explore a kind of evangelical ressourcement. Outside the academy, I serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Manna Christian Fellowship, an undergraduate campus ministry at Princeton University. My wife, Jeanette, and I live in N. Lawndale, where Jeanette works for the Lawndale Christian Legal Center.
Historical Theology: Patristic Christianity
Historical Theology: Medieval Christianity
Theology of Augustine
Advanced Topics in Patristic Thought
History of the Christian Church
Contesting the Christian Bible
God, Freedom, and Evil in the Christian Tradition
Bible in Western Culture
Membership in Professional Societies
American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
North American Patristics Society
Areas of Research
Doctrine of Scripture
History of biblical interpretation
Christianity and Judaism
Patristic theology (especially Augustine)
Theology of Calvin
“Today When You Hear His Voice”: Scripture, the Covenants, and the People of God (in progress).
“Republics and Their Loves: Rereading City of God 19,” Modern Theology 27:4 (2011): 553-81.
Review of Miles Hollingworth, Pilgrim City: St Augustine of Hippo and His Innovation in Political Thought, in Theology 114:4 (2011): 292-93.
“Text Tormented or Treasure Untold? Augustine and Calvin on Galatians 4,” Society of Biblical Literature, Christian Theology and the Bible Section; New Orleans, LA (Nov. 24, 2009).
“Republics and Their Loves: Rereading City of God 19,” North American Patristics Society (May 21, 2009).
“Calvin and the New Perspective: Locating the Law in a Theology of Covenant,” Society of Biblical Literature, Christian Theology and the Bible Section; San Diego, CA (Nov. 20, 2007).
“Church and Exclusivity in Augustine’s City of God,” Insiders and Outsiders: An Interdisciplinary Conference, graduate student event sponsored by Duke University, Department of Romance Studies (Sept. 21, 2007).