Brite Divinity School
B.S., Portland State University, 1985
M.A., Pacific School of Religion, 1987 (Theology)
M.A., University of Virginia, 1992 (Religious Ethics)
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1997 (Theology, Ethics, and Culture)
M.S.L.S., University of Illinois, 1998 (Library Science)
M.A., Texas Christian University, 2013 (Rhetorical Theory)
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Background and Interests
Books I've Written
Books I Recommend:
Søren Kierkegaard. The Sickness unto Death and Works of Love.
Two important books by one of the most brilliant Christian thinkers in the modern world.
Eric Voegelin. Modernity Without Restraint.
Presents three key works by Voegelin that critique modern political disasters, such as Nazism and Communism.
Rene Girard. I See Satan Fall Like Lightning.
A summary of Girard's mature thought on the Gospels and human culture.
David Hart. Atheist Delusions.
A brilliant meditation on the impact of Christianity on the Western world.
Mark Heim. Saved from Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross.
An excellent treatment of atonement theories, from a Girardian point of view.
Chantal Delsol. The Unlearned Lessons of the Twentieth Century.
Reflections by a political philosopher on how difficult it is for human beings to change, even in the wake of the Holocaust and other events.
Servais Pinckaers. The Sources of Christian Ethics.
A Thomist view of the history of moral thought in the West.
Giorgio Agamben. Homo Sacer.
Thought-provoking reflections on sovereign power and its ability to reduce human beings to "bare life" that can be killed with impunity.
Religion and Violence [Spring 2019]
Abortion Debate [Fall
René Girard and Theology [Summer 2016]
Jesus in American History and Culture [Summer 2016] http://lib.tcu.edu/staff/bellinger/Amer_Jesus_2016syllabus.htm
History of Christian Ethics [Spring 2014]
Theology and Human Rights [Summer 2013]
Kierkegaard and Moral Philosophy [Summer 2012]
for more information see cv:
Charles Bellinger's CV / Bibliography
Online Essays by Charles Bellinger
TCU Library Web Site: http://lib.tcu.edu/