Christian T. Collins Winn, PhD
Associate Professor of Theology
Chair of the Theology Department
Christian T. Collins Winn received his PhD from Drew University in 2006, where his research focused on the influence of the Blumhardts on the theology of Karl Barth. He is the author of “Jesus is Victor!” The Significance of the Blumhardts for the Theology of Karl Barth (2009), and The Gospel of God’s Reign: Jesus, the Kingdom, and Theological Politics (forthcoming), and co-author of Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition (2014). He has edited or co-edited numerous volumes including From the Margins (2007), The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (2011), Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology (2014), Karl Barth and Comparative Theology (2019), and “This Binding Alliance”: Karl Barth’s 1932-1935 Letters on Political Theology (forthcoming), and is the co-editor of The Blumhardt Series with the Plough Publishing House. He taught for 13 years at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he also served as department chair. He is past president of the Pietism Studies Group in the American Society of Church History and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Blumhardt-Sozietät in Bad Boll, Germany.
His research interests focus on the intersection of history, theology, and radical politics. He has focused especially on the German theological tradition, with special interest in the theology of Karl Barth, the life and thought of the Blumhardts, and the history of Pietism and its radical expressions. He also researches and publishes in the areas of religious socialism, eschatology, political theology, comparative theology, world Christianity, the politics of historiography, liberation theology, the problematics of race, and the theological significance of the Black Radical Tradition. An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches (USA), he is an active participant in church life and a past member of the Convening Table for Theological Dialogue and Matters of Faith and Order in the National Council of Churches of Christ (USA).