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McMaken, W. Travis

Assistant Professor
Butler 321
(636) 627-2507
WTMcMaken@lindenwood.edu

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

FA SEM 14 REL 15000 14  World Religions (GE-Phl-Rel/CrsClt)
FA SEM 14 REL 15000 15  World Religions (GE-Phl-Rel/CrsClt)
FA SEM 14 REL 32600 TUT01  Faith and Reason (GE-Phl-Rel)
FA SEM 14 REL 33000 21  Major Figures in Reformation Europe (GE-Phl-Rel)
FA SEM 14 REL 38207 IS01  Selected Topics: Advanced Comparative Religious Mythology
FA SEM 14 REL 40000 ARWM  Senior Project
JAN TRM 15 REL 29905 JAN1  Sp. Topics in Religion: God wants You to be Happy
SP SEM 15 REL 20100 11  History of Christianity (GE-Phl-Rel)
SP SEM 15 REL 20100 21  History of Christianity (GE-Phl-Rel)
SP SEM 15 REL 32000 11  The Christian Faith (GE-Phl-Rel)
SP SEM 15 REL 40000 ARWM  Senior Project




Biography

Dr. McMaken joined the Department of Religion at Lindenwood University in 2011. In addition to his teaching, advising, and curricular responsibilities with the department, he advises the Lindenwood Delta Tau Delta colony and serves on the Humanities Research Committee. Although concentrating in Christian theology, McMaken also has interests in philosophy of religion, Chinese religions, and the intersection of religion and politics. As a systematic theologian within the Reformed branch of the Christian tradition, McMaken specializes in sacramental theology in general, baptism in particular, the work of Karl Barth, and other figures such as John Calvin, Thomas F. Torrance, Helmut Gollwitzer, Augustine of Hippo, and the Cappadocian fathers. 




Memberships

American Academy of Religion
Karl Barth Society of North America
Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship 



Selected Publications

 

  • W. Travis McMaken, Our God Loves Justice: An Introduction to Helmut Gollwtizer (Fortress Press, under contract).

 

  • W. Travis McMaken and David W. Congdon (eds.), Karl Barth in Conversation (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014).

 

  • W. Travis McMaken, The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013).

 

  • W. Travis McMaken, “The Impossibility of Natural Knowledge of God in T.F. Torrance’s Reformulated Natural Theology,” International Journal of Systematic Theology 12.3 (2010): 319–40.

 

  • W. Travis McMaken, “Authority, Mission, and Institution: A Systematic Consideration of Matthew 28.18-20 in Karl Barth’s Doctrine of Baptism,” in Ecclesiology 5.3 (2009): 345–61.

 

  • W. Travis McMaken, “Election and the Pattern of Exchange in Karl Barth’s Doctrine of the Atonement,” in Journal of Reformed Theology 3.2 (2009): 202–18.



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