Timothy Jackson

Stewart Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Religion (Fall 2023)

Portrait of Timothy Jackson

Timothy P. Jackson is Bishop Mack B. and Rose Stokes Professor of Theological Ethics at The Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.  Professor Jackson has previously held teaching posts at Rhodes College, Yale University, Stanford Univer­sity, and the University of Notre Dame.  He has been a Visiting Fellow at The Center of Theological Inquiry, The Whitney Humanities Center at Yale, The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton, and The Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard.  A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Jackson received his B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton and his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale.  He is the author of Love Disconsoled: Meditations on Christian Charity (Cambridge 1999), The Priority of Love: Christian Charity and Social Justice (Princeton 2003), Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy (Eerdmans 2015), and Mordecai Would Not Bow Down: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Christian Supersessionism (Oxford 2021).  He is currently working on a book entitled Faith in Science?: How Three Scientific Revolutions Help to Reconcile Theology and Empirical Inquiry.  In 2020, Professor Jackson received Emory’s Crystal Apple Teaching Award for “Excellence in Professional School Education.”

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