Directory of Scholars

Westar Scholars

Founding Members

Charles Hedrick

Missouri State University

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Karen King

Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Lane C. McGaughy

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

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Bernard Brandon Scott

Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Hal Taussig

Union Theological Seminary,  New York, New York, Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Westar Scholars

Active Members

SimonMary Aihiokhai

University of Portland

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Rachel Baard

Union Presbyterian Seminary

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Jason BeDuhn

Northern Arizona University

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Joseph Bessler

Phillips Theological Seminary

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Mark Bilby

California State University

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Karen Bray

Wesleyan College

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Rita Brock

Volunteers of America

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John D Caputo

Syracuse University, Villanova University

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Michael Carden

Griffith University

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Richard Carrier

Bay Area, California

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David Congdon

University Press of Kansas

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Clayton Crockett

University of Central Arkansas

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David Dault

Institute of Pastoral Studies

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Jon F Dechow

Portola Valley, California

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Arthur Dewey

Xavier University, Ohio

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Wilson Dickinson

Lexington Theological Seminary

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Mary Foskett

Wake Forest University

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David Galston

Westar Institute

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Sakari Hakkinen

The Diocese of Kuopio, Finland

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W. David Hall

Centre College

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C.M. Kempton Hewitt

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

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Roy W. Hoover

Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington

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Glenna Jackson

Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio

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Gregory C Jenks

St Francis Theological College, Brisban6, School of Theology at Charles Sturt University, Australia

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Paul Jones

Transylvania University

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Julius-Kei Kato

King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

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Perry Kea

University of Indianapolis, Indiana

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John Kelly

University of Nevada, Reno

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Chan-Hie Kim

Claremont Graduate School

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Richard King

Ball State University

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Ron Large

Gonzaga University

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Lillian Larsen

University of Redlands

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Margaret E. Lee

Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma

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Celene Lillie

First United Methodist Church, Boulder, CO, University of Colorado Boulder

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Nina E. Livesey

College of Professional and Continuing Studies, University of Oklahoma in Norman

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Davidson Loehr

First Unitarian Church Austin, Texas

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Jodi Magness

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Robin Meyers

Mayflower Congregational UCC Church of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City University

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Jordan E. Miller

Bike Newport, Newport, RI

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Robert Miller

Juniata College, Pennsylvania

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Andrew Oberg

University of Kochi

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David Odell-Scott

Kent State University

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Stephen Patterson

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

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Shirley Paulson

Early Christian Texts: The Bible and Beyond

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Judith Perkins

Saint Joseph College, Connecticut

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Jeffrey W. Robbins

Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania

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Hannu K. Saloranta

Nurmijärvi Lutheran Church, Finland

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Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

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Deborah Niederer Saxon

Butler University, Indianapolis

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Andrew D. Scrimgeour

Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

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Christine Shea

Ball State University

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Marti Steussy

Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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J. Samuel Subramanian

United Methodist Church

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Jarmo Tarkki

Solvang, California

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Joseph B. Tyson

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

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Chad Venters

Truckee Meadows Community College

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William O. Walker

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

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Steve Wiggins

Oxford University Press

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Westar Scholars

Honorary Members

Deceased Scholars

  • Walter Wink
  • Sanford Lowe
  • John Spong
  • Terrance Dean