Dr. Ryan McAnnally-LinzAssociate Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture

    Research Profile

    I work at the intersection of theology, ethics, and cultural criticism. My interests include (but are by no means limited to) the theological ethics of humility, the place of eschatology in Christian thought and life, biblical theology, the philosophy of Charles Taylor, and understanding the work of my many teachers. I have worked on 17th-century political theology, the theological anthropology of David Kelsey, the ethics of authenticity and contemporary capitalism, and a constructive theological account of humility. My current work includes a theology of the world as destined to become the “home of God.”

    Teaching Profile

    Christ and Flourishing; Recognition: Theology, Ethics, and Politics; Life Worth Living

    Selcted Publications

    Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, “Meanings and Dimensions of Flourishing: A Programmatic Sketch,” in Adam Cohen et al. (eds.), Religion and Human Flourishing (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press).

    Ryan McAnnally-Linz and Drew Collins, “Introduction: Contesting Humility,” in Collins, McAnnally-Linz, and Rosa (eds.), The Joy of Humility: The Beginning and End of the Virtues (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press).

    Matthew Croasmun and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, “Introduction: Miroslav Volf and Theology of the Good Life,” in Croasmun, Grozdanov, and McAnnally-Linz (eds.), Envisioning the Good Life: Essays on God, Christ, and Human Flourishing in Honor of Miroslav Volf (Eugene, OR: Cascade).

    Don Davis, Joshua Hook, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Elise Choe, and Vanessa Placares, “Humility, Religion, and Spirituality: A Review of the Literature,” Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 9: 242–53

    Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Public Faith in Action : How to Think Critically, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos).

    “Extrinsic Grace and Eccentric Existence,” Modern Theology 30 (2015): 179–94.

    “Resistance and Romans 13 in Samuel Rutherford’s Lex, Rex,” Scottish Journal of Theology 66 (2013): 140¬–158.

    The Multivalence of Participation in Paul Tillich’s Systematic Theology,” The Journal of Religion 92 (2012): 373–91.


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    409 Prospect St.
    New Haven, CT 06511,USA

    Phone: 01 – 203 432 4157

    Email: ryan.mcannally-linz@yale.edu
    Website: https://faith.yale.edu/people/ryan-mcannally-linz

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