email@example.com | 817-257-7581 Professor of TheologyDavid J. Gouwens is Professor of Theology at Brite Divinity School. He is a graduate of Hope College, Holland, Michigan, and holds the M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from Yale Divinity School. He received his Ph.D. in Theology from Yale University. He has taught theology at Brite since 1983, including introductory courses in historical and contemporary theology, and advanced seminars in Kierkegaard, Barth, contemporary theological hermeneutics, Reformed theology, and Christology. Dr. Gouwens' publications have focused on the thought of Søren Kierkegaard, including Kierkegaard's Dialectic of the Imagination (Peter Lang, 1989) and Kierkegaard as Religious Thinker (Cambridge University Press, 1996). In 2012 he co-edited The Paul L. Holmer Papers (Wipf and Stock: Cascade Books Series) in three volumes.
In 2012-15 he is co-chair of the Steering Committee of the Kierkegaard, Religion and Culture Group of the American Academy of Religion, and was Vice-President and then President (1999-2000) of The Søren Kierkegaard Society of North America. At Brite he was Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (2000-02) and Interim Dean (2002-05). An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he has served on Grace Presbytery's Examinations Committee and contributes to adult education sessions.