Jeanine Thweatt-Bates
Curriculum Vitae
January 2014


2010                Ph.D., Theology and Science, Princeton Theological Seminary
2002                M.A., History & Theology, Abilene Christian University
1998                B.A., English Literature, Harding University


2014                Princeton Theological Seminary, Adjunct Instructor
2013-2014       The College of New Jersey, Adjunct Instructor
2011-12           New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor of Theology    
2010                New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Adjunct Instructor  
2004, 2005      Abilene Christian University, Adjunct Instructor
1999                Harding University, Adjunct Instructor



2012                Cyborg Selves: A Theological Anthropology of the Posthuman. Ashgate Religion
and Science Series. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing.

Refereed Journal Articles

2009                “Flesh and Eternal Flesh: Response to Meredith Minister,” Koinonia 20.
2009                “Too Much Faith in Progress?: Alexander Campbell and the Transhumanists,”
Leaven, 17.2: 89-92.
2009                “How to Talk Theology & Science, Rationally,”Stone-Campbell Journal 12: 31-8.
2008                “Creation and New Creation in 1 Corinthians 11,” Leaven 16.2.
2003                “Chaos and the Problem of Evil,”  Stone-Campbell Journal 6: 53-70.

Book Chapters

2011                “Feminism, Religion and Science.” In Routledge Companion to Religion and
Science, edited by James Haag, Michael Spezio and Gregory Peterson, New York: Routledge.
2011                “Artificial Wombs and Cyborg Births: Postgenderism and Theology.” In Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement, edited by Ron Cole-Turner, Georgetown University Press.
2011                “Posthuman Selves: Bodies, Cognitive Processes, and Technologies.” In In Search of Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Personhood, edited by J. Wentzel van Huyssteen and Erik Wiebe, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
2009                “Bound in the Spiral Dance: spirituality and technology in the third wave.” Co-authored with Anna Mercedes. In Feminist Spirituality: The Next Generation, edited by Chris Klassen, Lexington Books.

Book Reviews

2011                The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does It Continue? edited by Harold W. Attridge. Restoration Quarterly 53.3: 185-7.
2010                A Science and Religion Primer, edited by Heidi A. Campbell and Heather Looy. Stone-Campbell Journal 13.2: 251.
2006                How to Relate Science and Religion: A Multidimensional Model, by Mikael Stenmark. Theology Today 63: 135-6.
2004                The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition: From the Book of Job to Modern Genetics, by Joseph A. Kelly. Stone-Campbell Journal 7.

Other Publications

2009               “Religion and Science.” In The Transforming Word: A One Volume Bible Commentary, edited by Mark Hamilton, et al. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press.
2008                “Perfect Righteousness.” Leaven, 16.1: 41-44.

Forthcoming Publications

Theological commentary in Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary, edited by Paul Scott Wilson, Nashville: Abingdon Press.
Review of The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins, by Peter Ennis. Restoration Quarterly.
Review of The Eighth Day: Why Christianity and Science Need to Dialog to Make Sense of the Creation, by Charles Prince. Restoration Quarterly.


2008-09           Abraham J. Malherbe Graduate Fellowship Award
2007-08           Christian Scholarship Foundation Award
2003-07           Judith Dudley Folk Templeton Memorial Scholarship
2002                Outstanding Thesis Award, Abilene Christian University
2000-02           Graduate School of Theology Scholarship, Abilene Christian University
1998                Outstanding English Major, Harding University
1994-98           National Merit Scholarship, Harding University


2012                “Darwin and Theology,” Princeton Theological Seminary, Sept 13 and 20
2009                “Theological Anthropology and the Posthuman,” Princeton Theological Seminary, Dec 1
2009                “Posthuman Embodiment and the Image of God,” Princeton Theological Seminary, Oct 22
2009                “Divine Embodiment and Human Embodiment in Mechthild’s Account of Creation and Recreation,” Koinonia Forum, Princeton Theological Seminary, March 4


Panels Organized

2012                “New Brunswick Theological Seminary’s Anti-Racism Initiative: Creating the ‘Beloved Community’ within Institutions of Theological Education,” Christian Scholars Conference, June 9
2012                “Technology and Transcendence: Christian Responses to Transhumanism,” Christian Scholars Conference, June 8
2011                “Theology, Science, and the Hermeneutics of Interdisciplinary Reason,” Christian
Scholars Conference, June 16

Papers Presented

2012                “Not without the Others: Volf and Haraway on Gendered Humanity,” Christian Scholars Conference, June 8
2012                “Feminism, Religion, Science & Technology: Cyborg Selves,” Christian Scholars
Conference, June 8
2011                “Cyborgs, Dogs and Jesus: the Worldly and Religious Figures of Donna Haraway,” American Academy of Religion
2011                “Introducing Science for Ministry,” Christian Scholars Conference, June 18
2010                “Prosthetic Beauty: Posthuman Bodies, Technology and Theology,” Christian Scholars Conference, June 3
2010                “A Review of Susan Campbell’s Dating Jesus,” Christian Scholars Conference, June 5
2010                “Theology and Science Together Again?: A Prelude to CSC 2011,” Christian Scholars Conference, June 5
2008                “The Glorified Body? Transhumanist Dualism and Theological Anthropology,” American Academy of Religion
2007                “How to Talk Theology and Science…Rationally,” Christian Scholars Conference
2004                “Particularity and the Evolution of Morality,” American Academy of Religion
2002                “Chaos and the Problem of Evil,” Stone-Campbell Journal Conference


2010-12           Science for Ministry Institute Instructor, Princeton Theological Seminary
Questions in Theology and Science (co-taught with Kenneth Reynhout)
The Human Person in a Technological Age (face to face and online)
2005-07           Teaching Fellow, Princeton Theological Seminary
Science Fiction, Eschatology and Social Criticism
Systematic Theology I and II
Theology and Film
2002-03           Foreign Expert, Hunan University of International Economics
1998-99           Foreign Teacher, Hubei Teacher’s College


2004-05           Research Assistant to J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, Princeton Theological Seminary
2000-02           Graduate Assistant to Frederick D. Aquino, Abilene Christian University
2000                Graduate Assistant to Douglas Foster, Abilene Christian University


2013                Scholarship Selection Cmte, Faith and Education Scholarship Fund
2011-present   Christian Scholars Conference Faith and Science Session Planning Committee
2004-06           Co-moderator, Koinonia Fellowship, Princeton Theological Seminary


2011                Board member, World Convention of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ/Disciples of Christ
2006-10           Leadership Team, Christ’s Church for Brooklyn
2005                Steering Committee, Gender Justice and Churches of Christ (www.gal328.org)
Regular Parish Forum speaker and supply preacher


2013                “On Women in Ministry with Jen Thweatt-Bates,” On Pop Theology,              http://www.onpoptheology.com/2013/08/on-pop-theology-podcast-episode-34-on.html
2010                “Getting it Right and Wrong all at the Same Time,” Half the Church, http://halfthechurch.wordpress.com/htc-podcast


2009                Attended online course design workshop, Princeton Theological Seminary Center
for Continuing Education; online teaching and course design experience.


Introduction to Philosophy
Human Origins & Ends: Evolution, Technology & Theological Anthropology
Foundations of Theology I & II
The Human Person in a Technological Age
Questions in Theology and Science
Introduction to the Old Testament
Christianity in Culture

Teaching Competencies: systematic and historical theology; philosophical theology; constructive and interdisciplinary theology; philosophy of religion; Christian ethics and bioethics; religion & science


Greek, can read with dictionary
Classical Latin, can read with dictionary
Italian, conversational
German, can read with dictionary
French, can read with dictionary
Spanish, beginning independent study


American Academy of Religion, 2004 – present
Postcolonial Theology Network 2009 – present

References available on request.