- AB, Princeton 2005
- MDiv, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 2010
- ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary 2011
- PhD, University of Virginia expected 2016
DissertationOrdering Loves in the Marketplace
Nelson is a doctoral candidate in Theology, Ethics and Culture, with an emphasis on theological ethics as they relate (respectively) to economics, the environment, food, consumerism, virtue, and happiness. He is primarily focused on the Christian tradition, particularly Augustinian conceptions of ordered loves, but is similarly interested in the beliefs and practices of other religious traditions regarding love, desire, suffering, formation, and joy.