Gregory Lee

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Gregory Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies,
Senior Fellow of The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies,
Interim Co-Director of Center for Urban Engagement,
Theme Coordinator of Aequitas Fellows Program in Urban Leadership

On Faculty since 2011
BGH 546

  • Augustine
  • Ecclesiology
  • Political Theology
  • Asian American Theology and Ethics
  • Roman Catholic Theology
  • Doctrine of the Trinity
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Doctrine of Scripture
  • John Calvin
  • Christianity and Judaism

Ph.D., Duke University, 2010
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2003
A.B., Princeton University, 2000

About Gregory Lee
Dr. Gregory Lee is Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies at Wheaton College, where he is also Senior Fellow for The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, and Theme Coordinator for the Aequitas Fellows Program in Urban Leadership. His work appropriates Augustine as a resource for addressing contemporary issues of church and society. A resident of the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, he is especially interested in urban questions of race and class. He has a developing interest in Asian American theology and ethics. Outside Wheaton, Dr. Lee is Theologian in Residence at Lawndale Christian Community Church. He also served for several years as board chair of Manna Christian Fellowship, a campus ministry at Princeton University. His current book project, Christians among the Corrupt: Augustine and the Challenge of Immoral Communities, examines the complexities of Christian faithfulness in corrupt communities, especially when these communities are Christian.

  • American Academy of Religion
  • North American Patristics Society
  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • Chicago Theological Initiative
  • BITH 315: Christian Thought
  • BITH 346: Ancient Faith for the Modern World
  • BITH 371: Early Christianity: From Rome to Byzantium (cross-listed with BITH 653-654)
  • BITH 372: Historical Theology
  • BITH 375: Christian Ethics
  • BITH 376: Theologies of Transformation (for Wheaton in Chicago)
  • BITH 382: Church
  • BITH 396: Roman Catholic Theology
  • BITH 483: Augustine (cross-listed with BITH 677 and 679)
  • BITH 491: Early Christianity Senior Seminar: The Annotated City of God
  • BITH 494: Senior Seminar: Faith, Work, and Flourishing
  • CORE 362: Christianity from Asia to America (Advanced Integrative Seminar)
  • URBN 371/BITH 378: Race, Class, and Justice (for Wheaton in Chicago)

Today When You Hear His Voice: Scripture, the Covenants, and the People of God (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016).

Christian Political Witness, co-edited with George Kalantzis (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014).

“Mercy and Mass Incarceration: Augustinian Reflections on ‘The New Jim Crow,’” The Journal of Religion 98 (2018): 192-223.

“Israel between the Two Cities: Augustine’s Theology of the Jews and Judaism,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 24 (2016): 523-51.

“Using the Earthly City: Ecclesiology, Political Activity, and Religious Coercion in Augustine,” Augustinian Studies 47 (2016): 41-63.

“Republics and Their Loves: Rereading City of God 19,” Modern Theology 27 (2011): 553-81.

Popular-Level Writings
The Sins of Evangelicalism’s Past: Collective Repentance and the Question of History,” Christian Scholar’s Review Blog (April 14, 2022).

The Complexities of Forbearance: Augustinian Insights for an Age of Polarization,” Comment (January 14, 2021).

What Difference Will Asian American Christians Make?,” Reclaim Magazine (July 14, 2020).