Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics
c.bellinger (at) tcu.edu
Portland State University, 1985
M.A., Pacific School of
Religion, 1987 (Theology)
M.A., University of Virginia, 1992
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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my years in graduate school I studied both theology and ethics
because the concept of narrow disciplinary boundaries
separating the two fields never made sense to me. I also
developed a strong interest in reflecting on human psychology
from a theological point of view. Over the past several years
my attention has come into focus on the topic of theological
anthropology seen through a Trinitarian lens. This leads to a
"dimensional anthropology" that reflects on the
complicated intersections of nature, society, individual
selfhood, and the pull of the divine presence. I am currently
researching and writing on the abortion debate, which is
crucial to the future of our culture.
K. Bellinger. Jesus v. Abortion: They Know Not What They Do.
Eugene: Cascade Books, 2016.
K. Bellinger, ed. The Abortion Debate: TCU Voices. Fort
Worth: Churchyard Books, 2012.
K. Bellinger. The Joker Is Satan, and So Are We: And Other
Essays on Violence and Christian Faith. Fort Worth:
Churchyard Books, 2010.
K. Bellinger. The
Trinitarian Self: The Key to the Puzzle of Violence.
Eugene: Pickwick, 2008.
K. Bellinger. The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on
Creation, Freedom, and Evil. New York: Oxford University
Kierkegaard. The Sickness unto Death and Works of Love.
Two important books by one of the most brilliant Christian
thinkers in the modern world.
Voegelin. Modernity Without Restraint.
key works by Voegelin that critique modern political disasters,
such as Nazism and Communism.
Girard. I See
Satan Fall Like Lightning.
A summary of Girard's mature thought on the Gospels and human
brilliant meditation on the impact of Christianity on the Western
Heim. Saved from
Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross.
excellent treatment of atonement theories, from a Girardian point
Delsol. The Unlearned Lessons of the Twentieth
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.
Pinckaers. The Sources of Christian Ethics.
view of the history of moral thought in the West.
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.