Kendall Cox

PhD 2014

Education

  • PhD, the University of Virginia, Religious Studies (2014)
  • MDiv, Regent College, the University of British Columbia (2006)
  • BA, Wake Forest University, Religion and Studio Art (2002)

Dissertation

Prodigal Christ: the Parable of the Prodigal Son in the Theologies of Julian of Norwich and Karl Barth
 
Dissertation Committee: Kevin Hart (director), Larry Bouchard, Paul Jones, and Anthony Spearing

Research Interests

  • Philosophical and systematic theology
  • Ethics
  • Religion and literature
  • Phenomenology and hermeneutics
  • Julian of Norwich and medieval visionary writing
  • Karl Barth’s Christology and doctrine of election
  • Parable theory and the parables of Jesus

Select Publications

  • “Parabolic Retelling and Christological Discourse: Julian of Norwich and Karl Barth on the Parable of the Lost Son.” Karl Barth’s Readings of Gospel Texts. Ed. Daniel Migliore. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans (2017). Print.
  • Review of Karl Barth and the Resurrection of the Flesh, by Nathan Hitchcock. Interpretation: Journal of Bible and Theology (Jan. 2017). Print.
  • Multiple introductions/reviews for Syndicate, for example: Symposium on God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay “On the Trinity, by Sarah Coakley. Syndicate (Nov./Dec. 2015). Eds. Kendall Cox et al. Print and online.
  • “Liturgy, Kenosis, and Creation: Bonhoeffer and Lacoste on Being before God without God in the World.” Ontology and Ethics: Bonhoeffer and Contemporary Scholarship. Eds. Adam C. Clark and Michael Mawson. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications (2013). 118-132. Print.

Teaching

As the Instructor of Record:

  • “Fiction and Bioethics,” Department of Religious Studies, the University of Virginia (Fall 2018)
  • “Business, Ethics, and Society,” Department of Religious Studies, the University of Virginia (Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013)
  • “Theologies of Liberation,” College of Arts & Sciences, the University of Virginia (Spring 2017)
  • “Parable of the Prodigal Son,” College of Arts & Sciences, the University of Virginia (Spring 2017)
  • “Fiction and Illness,” Corcoran Department of Philosophy, the University of Virginia (Fall 2017)
  • “You Are What You Buy? Consumer Responsibility in a Throwaway Culture,” one-credit first-year seminar, College of Arts & Sciences, the University of Virginia (Fall 2016)
  • “Fiction and Illness: Medical Ethics through Film and Literature,” one-credit first-year seminar, College of Arts & Sciences, the University of Virginia (Fall 2016)
  • “Feminist Theology,” Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, the University of Mary Washington (Fall 2014)

As a Teaching Assistant:

  • “Elements of Christian Thought” with Paul Jones and Kevin Hart, Department of Religious Studies, the University of Virginia (Fall 2010, Fall 2008)
  • “Kingdom of God in America” with Charles Marsh, Department of Religious Studies, the University of Virginia (Spring 2009)
  • “Old Testament Foundations” with Iain Provan, Regent College (Summer 2005)
  • “Introduction to Biblical Greek” with Polly Long, Regent College (Fall 2004)

Fellowships, Awards, Grants, and Associations

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, the College of Arts & Sciences, the University of Virginia (2016-2017)
  • Fellow, the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, the University of Virginia (2014-2016)
  • Associate Fellow, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, the University of Virginia (2013-2015)
  • Summer Language Fellowship, Goethe Institut, Münich, Germany, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Virginia (2013)
  • Robert J. Huskey Travel Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Virginia (2010-2011)
  • Graduate Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Virginia (2008-2011)
  • Research Assistantship, the Project on Lived Theology, the University of Virginia (2007-2008)
  • The Richard and Louise Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing, Theological Horizons, Charlottesville, VA (2006)