Biblical and Theological Studies Department
Associate Professor of Theology
On Faculty since 2008
Office: BGC 208
Ph.D., Duke University, 2004
Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, 2002
M.T.S., Duke Divinity School, summa cum laude, 2000
B.A., DePauw University, summa cum laude, 1998
About Beth Felker Jones
John Calvin wrote that "All right knowledge of God is born of obedience." It is my privilege to serve at Wheaton College as a teacher of theology and to explore what may be known of God when the Spirit leads us to obey. The more I learn about the Christian faith, the more I am stunned by the beauty of what God has done and is doing through Jesus Christ. My goal as a teacher is to help students see that beauty in ways they may never have glimpsed before. That work of teaching is strengthened by researching and writing about the beauty of the gospel spread through time and space.
When not at the College, I can usually be found with my husband Brian, who is a United Methodist pastor, and our four children, Gwen, Sam, Tess, and Zeke.
- Christian Thought
- Feminist Theology
- Theology of John Wesley
- Systematic Theology
- Christian Ethics
- Contemporary Religious Thought
- Marriage, Sex, and Family in the Christian Tradition
Membership in Professional Societies
- American Academy of Religion
- Christian Theology Research Fellowship
- John Wesley Fellowship
- Wesleyan Theological Society
- Theology and the Body
- The Resurrection
- Gender and Theology
- Grace and Holiness
Touched by a Vampire: Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga. Multnomah Books, 2009.
“A Wesleyan Theology of Grace and Mission,” in Exploring Christian Mission Beyond Christendom: United Methodist Perspectives. Edited by Michael G. Cartwright. University of Indianapolis Press, 2009.
Review of Glen Stassen’s Living the Sermon on the Mount: A Practical Hope for Grace and Deliverance, in The Journal of Family and Community Ministries 22:3, Fall 2008, 44.
The Marks of His Wounds: Resurrection Doctrine and Gender Politics. Oxford University Press, 2007.
Review of Sarah Coakley’s Powers and Submissions: On Spirituality, Philosophy, and Gender, in Pro Ecclesia 9:3, 372-374.
“Not Bootstraps Theology: Grace and Holiness in Mission,” the Showers Lecture at the University of Indianapolis symposium on “Christian Mission in the United Methodist Church: Past, Present & Future,” 2008. Indianapolis, Indiana.
Book presentation for the Christian Theological Research Fellowship. Responded to Paul Molnar’s Incarnation and Resurrection; Dr. Molnar responded to my Marks of His Wounds. American Academy of Religion Meeting 2007. San Diego, California.
“Body as Icon and Beauty Transformed,” Theology and Religious Reflection Section, American Academy of Religion Meeting 2004. San Antonio, Texas.
“Marked for life,” The Christian Century, May 15, 2007, 19-20.
“Jesus: The prequel,” Review of Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, The Christian Century, February 21, 2006, 48-50.