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James Gordon

James Gordon, Ph.D.

Associate Lecturer In Philosophy



Dr. Gordon teaches in the Philosophy Department at Wheaton College (IL), where he completed his PhD in systematic theology in 2015. He writes about Christology, divine omnipresence, analytic theology, food, and other issues in philosophical theology. In his spare time he enjoys cooking and eating, fly fishing in Wisconsin and Michigan, and watching Arsenal FC. He, his wife (Sarah), and his twin sons (Theodore and Thomas) attend All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton, IL.

Wheaton College
Ph.D., Biblical and Theological Studies, 2015

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A., Philosophy of Religion, 2011

University of Michigan
B.A., Philosophy, 2008

  • Philosophical Theology/Analytic Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Food Ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • Ethics and Christian Formation

Rethinking Diving Spatiality: Divine Omnipresence in Theological and Philosophical Perspective, The Heythrop Journal 59 (2018): 534-543.

18th to 21st Century Theologies of the Sacraments in Christian Theologies of Sacraments, ed. Justin Holcomb (New York, NY: NYU Press, 2017), 261-270.

Friedrich Schleiermacher's Theology of Salvation in Christian Theologies of Salvation, ed. Justin Holcomb (New York, NY: NYU Press, 2017), 281-299.

Is It Possible and Desirable for Theologians to Speculate after Barth?, The Heythrop Journal 57 (2016): 881-899.

A "Glaring Misunderstanding"? Barth, Schleiermacher, and the Nature of Speculative Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology 16 (2014): 313-330.

Praying in the Name of Christ: Friedrich Schleiermacher's "Mystical" Account of Prayer in Reaching for God: New Theological Essays on Prayer, eds. Oliver Crisp, Jordan Wessling, and James Arcadi, Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming).

The Presence of the Triune God: Persons, Essence, and Equality in Trinity without Tiers, eds. Scott Harrower and Michael Bird (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, forthcoming).

Entries for "Dialectic," "Food," and "Reformed Epistemology" in Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, ed. Daniel Treier (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017), 244-245, 321-322, 731-732.


  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 101)
  • Introduction to Ethics (PHL 110)
  • Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 315)
  • Christian Thought (BITH 315)
  • Introduction to Analytic Theology (PHIL 448/BITH 489/669)
  • Introduction to Logic (PHIL 243)
  • Business Ethics (PHIL 328)
  • Philosophy and Spiritual Formation (PHIL 206)

“Eating in the Kingdom: The Theological Significance of Food and Eating”
Guest Speaker for a Weekend Church Education Seminar, Church of the Apostles in Columbia, SC, October 2016

“The ‘Mystical’ View of Prayer: Friedrich Schleiermacher in Dialogue with Analytic Theology”
Analytic Theology Seminar Series, Fuller Theological Seminary, February 2016

“Rethinking Divine Spatiality: Divine Omnipresence in Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Perspective”
Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in the Systematic Theology Section, November 2015

“Rethinking Divine Spatiality: Divine Omnipresence in Theological and Philosophical Perspective”
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in the Christian Systematic Theology Session, “Thinking Divine Attributes,” November 2015


  • Evangelical Theological Society : Member
  • American Academy of Religion : Member
  • Journal of Theological Studies : Peer Reviewer
  • TheoLogica : Peer Reviewer