Elizabeth Newman



Eula Mae and John Baugh Professor of Theology and Ethics, and Director, Master of Theological Studies Program

B.A., Wake Forest University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University

Elizabeth Newman joined the faculty of BTSR in 2002 after serving on the faculty at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN for twelve years. She is the author of Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers (Brazos Press, 2007), and Attending the Wounds on Christ’s Body: Teresa’s Scriptural Vision (Cascade Books, 2012).  She currently serves on the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Doctrine and Christian Unity and has participated in Baptist World Alliance Conversations with the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. She is on the editorial board of Studies in Baptist History and Thought and helps plan and lead the Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy. In 2009, she was named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology.

E-mail: bnewman@btsr.edu
Office Phone: (804) 204-1212




Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos,   2007).

Attending the Wounds on Christ’s Body: Teresa’s Scriptural Vision (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012).


Articles and Chapters

“Set Free from Freedom: Stanley Hauerwas Among Baptist Politics,” forthcoming in Review & Expositor (Feb. 2015).

“Diagnosing Vice and Prescribing Virtue: Sloth and the Lord’s Supper,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 41, no. 2 (2014): 137-150. 

“Baptism: The Substance and the Sign,” in Derek Hatch and Rodney Kennedy, eds. Gathering Together, Baptists at Work in Worship (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2013).

“Modern Pluralism or Divine Plentitude? Toward a Christological Ontology” Journal of Moral Theology 2 no. 1 (January 2013): 84-97. http://www.msmary.edu/College_of_liberal_arts/department-of theology/jmt/docs/JMT_2_%201_ChristologyJan2013.pdf

“Teresa’s Interior Castle: A Pilgrimage with God’s People,” in Robert C. Roberts, Donald D. Schmeltekopf, and Scott H. Moore, eds., Finding a Common Thread, Reading Great Texts from Homer to O’Connor (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2012).

“Theological Contexts of Nicholas Adams’ Habermas and Theology,” The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning 10 no. 2 (December 2011): http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/ssr/issues/volume10/number2/ssr10_02_e02.html

“Practicing the Nicene Faith,” in Timothy George, ed., Evangelicals and Nicene Faith: Reclaiming the Apostolic Witness (Baker Academic, 2011).

“William H. Poteat: The Convertibility of Logic and Love,” Tradition & Discovery, The Polanyi Society Periodical 16, no. 2 (2009-2010): 50-53.

“Remembering How to Remember: Harmon’s Subversive Theology,” Pro   Ecclesia, A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology 18, no. 4 (Winter 2010): 375-380.

“The Public Politics of Teresa’s Vision,” in William Collinge, ed., Faith in Public Life, College Theology Society Annual Volume 53 (NY: Orbis, 2008), 62-80.

“The Politics of Higher Education: How the Love of Hospitality Offers an Alternative,” in Roger Ward and David Gushee, eds. The Scholarly Vocation and the Baptist Academy: Essays on the Future of Baptist Higher Education (Mercer University Press, 2008), 166-196.

“Untamed Hospitality,” Christian Reflection, A Series in Faith and Ethics (Baylor University: Center for Ethics, October 2007), 11-19.

“Flannery O’Connor and the Practice of Hospitality,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 32, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 135-147.

“The Priesthood of All Believers and the Necessity of the Church,” in Philip Thompson and Anthony Cross, eds., Baptist Myths: Studies in Baptist History and Thought (Paternoster Press, 2005), 50-66.

“Hotel or Home? Hospitality and Higher Education,” in Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-Based University in a Liberal Democratic Society, John Wright and Michael Budde, eds. (Brazos Press, 2004), 91-105.

“The Lord’s Supper: Might Baptists Accept a Theory of ‘Real Presence’?” in Anthony R. Cross and Philip E. Thompson, eds. Baptist Sacramentalism (Paternoster Press, 2003), 211-227.

“Hospitality and Christian Higher Education, Christian Scholar’s Review 33, no. 1 (Fall 2003): 75-94. Republished in Don King, et. al., eds. Taking Every Thought Captive, Forty Years of the Christian Scholar’s Review (Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2011)

“Called Through Relationship,” Vocation, Christian Reflection, A Series in Faith and Ethics (Baylor University: Center for Ethics, 2004), 22-28.

“Accepting Our Lives as Gift: Hospitality and Post-Critical Ethics,” Tradition and Discovery 39, no. 1 (2002-2003): 60-72.

“Beyond the Faith-Knowledge Dichotomy: Teaching as Vocation,” in Stephen R. Haynes, eds. Professing in the Postmodern Academy: Faculty and the Future of the Church-Related College (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2002), 131-148.

“Who’s Home Cooking? Hospitality, Christian Identity and Higher Education,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 26, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 7-16.

“The Practice of Testimony in a ‘Postmodern’ Context,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 25, no. 1 (Spring, 1998): 81-92.

Mikael N. Broadway, Curtis W. Freeman, Barry Harvey, James Wm. McClendon, Jr. Elizabeth Newman and Philip E. Thompson, “Re-Envisioning the Baptist Identity: A Manifesto for Baptist Communities in North America,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 24.3 (Fall, 1997): 303-310.

“Theology and Science Without Dualism,” The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences Bulletin 17, no. 1 (Winter, 1997): 15-23, reprinted in Cross Currents 48, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 34-48.

“Beyond Faith Versus Knowledge: Religious Commitment in the Academy,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 23, no. 4 (Winter, 1996): 405-423.

“Teaching ‘Religion and ‘Science’: The Challenge of Developing a New Conceptual Landscape,” in W. Lee Humphreys, ed., Spotlight on Teaching, American Academy of Religion 4, no. 1 (February 1996): 2-3, 8.

“E=MC2 and ‘God Was in Christ Reconciling the World to Himself’: An Unbridgeable Chasm?” in Gerard S. Sloyan, ed., Religions of the Book (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996), 253-272.

“An Alternative Form of Theological Knowing,” Tradition and Discovery 20, no. 1 (Winter 1993-94): 13-26.

“Rethinking the Eucharist: Toward a Unity of Word and Deed,” The Ecumenical Review 42, no. 4 (October 1993): 454-462.