Affiliate Professor of Theology
Phone: (317) 931-2350
Charles W. Allen, Affiliate Professor of Theology at Christian Theological Seminary, holds a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago Divinity School, an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a B.A. from the University of Arkansas. While at Chicago, Allen was research assistant to David Tracy and administrative assistant to Stephen E. Toulmin for an international research conference on Continental and Anglo-American philosophy.
Allen came to Christian Theological Seminary in 1987 to direct a research project for the Lilly Endowment and was manager of the CTS Bookstore from 1992 until 2004. Allen teaches courses in philosophical and systematic theology. His course "Theology for the Welcoming Church" explores issues around the inclusion of gays and lesbians in the life of Christian communities. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Religion and Encounter.
A Sermon: Don't Ever Settle Encounter 63:3 (Summer 2002): 329-334
"We Will Not Let You Go, Unless You Bless": The Gospel's Preferential Option for Eccentric Relationality Encounter 63:1-2 (Winter/Spring 2002): 3-12.
Because I was called ... Encounter 61:4 (Autumn 2000): 399-410.
The Sign of Jonah: Matthew 16:1-4 Encounter 51:2 (Spring 1990): 191-194.
Theology as Practical Wisdom: Explorations in the Radicality of Phronesis
Chapter 1: Radicalizing Phronesis
Chapter 2: Phronesis Exemplified
Chapter 3: Interlude: On Finding One's Theological Voice
Chapter 4: The Phronimos and the Faithful Christian
Chapter 5: Between Revisionists and Postliberals Encounter 51:4
Chapter 6: Theological Method for Everybody Encounter 52:1
Chapter 7: Faith, Reason and Public Life Encounter 55:3