Matthew Myer Boulton

President and Professor of Theology

Phone: (317) 924-1331


Named the sixth president of Christian Theological Seminary, Matthew Boulton was most recently Associate Professor of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

In his teaching and research, Boulton has explored ways in which Christian worship founds and forms Christian life. This exploration draws together his interests in the history and practices of Christian liturgy; theology and public life; biblical interpretation and proclamation; and the performing arts, including theater, music, and film.

He has published on Reformed liturgical theology in dialogue with social science and Christian lamentation in dialogue with biblical studies, and he is the author of God Against Religion: Rethinking Christian Theology Through Worship (Eerdmans, 2008) and a co-editor and contributor to the volume Doing Justice to Mercy: Religion, Law, and Criminal Justice (University of Virginia Press, 2007). He has recently completed a book on John Calvin and spiritual formation entitled Life in God: John Calvin, Practical Formation, and the Future of Protestant Theology (William B. Eerdmans, October, 2011).

Boulton is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).