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The Theological-Historical Department

The courses in this department are designed to provide grounding in Christian theology, history, ethics, and comparative religion. Theology courses survey the history, significance, and philosophical dimensions of the major doctrines and issues of the faith, exploring their significance for contemporary life and ministry. Ethics courses address both fundamental matters and specific topics and thinkers. The courses encourage students to bring theological, philosophical, and ethical insights to bear upon contemporary moral and cultural issues. Courses in comparative religion explore basic basic concepts of religion, the particularity of Protestant Christianity within the diversity of religious thought and practice, and the beliefs and nature of other religions.


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Dr. William Greenway

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Location(s) McMillan Building
Department(s) Faculty, Theology Department
Title(s) Professor of Philosophical Theology
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BA, Houghton College, 1986

MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1989

Exams: History of Doctrine, Systematic Theology, Ethics, Philosophy, Philosophy (Wittgenstein)

PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1997, Philosophy & Theology, Dissertation: “Richard Rorty’s Revised Pragmatism: Promise for and Challenge to Christian Theology”



Professor Bill Greenway joined the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1998, and became a full professor in 2016. Previously, he served as a teaching fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary, adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey, and visiting lecturer at Princeton University. He has served various churches in New York, New Jersey, and the Philippines as pastoral assistant, ecumenical associate, youth minister, and adult educator. He is an elder at University Presbyterian Church in Austin, where he has served on Session, chaired the Adult Education committee, volunteered with the program for university students, and taught a weekly adult Sunday School class.

Greenway is the author of four books: For the Love of All Creatures: The Story of Grace in Genesis (Eerdmans, 2015), A Reasonable Belief: Why God and Faith Make Sense (Westminster John Knox, 2015), The Challenge of Evil: Grace and the Problem of Suffering (Westminster John Knox, 2016), and Agape Ethics: Moral Realism and Love for All Life (Cascade Books, 2017). The Academy of Parish Clergy, Inc. selected his book For the Love of All Creatures: The Story of Grace in Genesis as one of the Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry published in 2015.

Dr. Greenway focuses upon contemporary conversations among theology and philosophy and church and society. He is especially interested in theology and ecology and spiritually. He speaks regularly at churches, academic conferences, and publishes in journals like The Christian Century, The Journal of Religion, and Theology Today. His course offerings which range from more traditional offerings like "Plato and the Western Intellectual Tradition">

Dr. Greenway especially enjoys Austin because of its collegial atmosphere and student-driven sense of mission, because of its commitment to the church, because of its diverse and supportive faculty and staff, and because of the passion and commitment of his students.


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