Dr. Lyle Dabney
D. Lyle Dabney, D.Theol.
Associate Professor

D. Lyle Dabney (D.Theol., Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tügingen [1989]), [Systematics/Ethics], specializes in Protestant Systematic Theology with particular attention to the areas of post-war German theology, Wesleyan theology, Pneumatology, and theological anthropology. He has published in such journals as Theologische Literaturzeitung, Asbury Theological Journal, Wesleyan Theological Journal, Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Quarterly Review, Pneuma, Interpretation, and Theological Studies. He is the author of Die Kenosis des Geistes: Kontinuität zwischen Schöpfung und Erlösung in Werk des Heiligen Geistes, (NBSTh), (Neukierchen-Vluyn: Neukiechener Verlag, 1997), and the editor (with Bradford Hinze) of Advents of the Spirit: Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology, (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2001). A series of lectures he delivered in Australia, along with responses from Australian theologians have been published in Gordon Preece & Stephen Pickard (eds), Starting with the Spirit: The Task of Theology Today II, (Adelaide, Australia: Australian Theological Forum Press, 2001). He is currently writing a book about the Wesleyan theological tradition entitled “The Wesleyan Alternative: A Future for a Tradition's Past.” Future plans include a book on theological anthropology. His last two scholarly projects were a paper entitled, “The Transfiguration of the World: Toward a Wesleyan Aesthetics,” at a conference on Theological Aesthetics at Pt. Loma Nazarene University in Pt. Loma, California, and “In Anticipation of our Self: Toward a Wesleyan Theology of the Human Person,” at the Eleventh Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, held at Christ Church College on Oxford, England.

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