This episode of the podcast brings us Joseph Gordon of Johnson University. He was visiting Saint Leo University to speak about Henri de Lubac and his use of scripture in resistance to the Nazis. In this conversation with Steve Okey, Joseph will speak about his research on this aspect of de Lubac’s life and work, how the Catholic theologians de Lubac and Lonergan have shaped Gordon’s work as a theologian in the Churches of Christ tradition, and what a Lonerganian view of assessment and student learning outcomes might look like. They also discuss Gordon’s love of snakes, which fits perfectly with living in Florida.
Dr. Joseph K. Gordon is an Associate Professor of Theology at Johnson University in Kissimmee, FL. He earned his PhD in Systematic Theology and Ethics from Marquette University, his MDiv from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and his BA from Johnson University. He became an ordained minister in the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in 2009. His research focuses on systematic and biblical theology, including his forthcoming book Divine Scripture in Human Understanding: A Systematic Theology of the Christian Bible (University of Notre Dame Press). He also has a book forthcoming on the theology of Bernard Lonergan, SJ, entitled Bernard Lonergan: A Primer for Understanding his Life and Work (Wipf and Stock).