Dustin Resch, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology

Email: dresch@briercrest.ca

Faculty of Arts and Science

Education

BA Briercrest College, 2000
MA Theological Studies, Briercrest Seminary, 2004
PhD, Western Religious Thought, McMaster University,
Department of Religious Studies, 2010

 

Areas of Specialization

The History of Doctrine, Christian Spirituality and Theological Ethics.

Biography

Dustin and his wife, Jolene, were born and raised in southern Saskatchewan. They have two school-aged children: Nathanael and Charis. Dustin is a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada and serves as Associate Priest at the parish of St. Aidan in Moose Jaw. Trained as a theologian, his current teaching and research interests arise out of his desire to see deep theological reflection integrate with faithful Christian practice. His main interest outside of the church and his family is ethnic food, especially Indian and Middle Eastern. Sadly, however, his cooking skills are not as well-honed as his appetite.

 

Research Interests

Dustin's research has focused on the theological interpretation of Scripture and the history of the Church's reflection on the person of Christ, culminating in his work on Karl Barth's interpretation of the virgin birth. His teaching and research interests have more recently extended to theologies of marriage and sexuality, Anglican theology, and theologies of the Christian life and formation.

Notable Publications

Books

A Sign of Mystery: Karl Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth. Burlington, VT:
Ashgate, 2012.

Peer Reviewed Articles

"The Transfigured Garment of Christ: An Evangelical Engagement with von Balthasar's Theological
Aesthetics of Scripture," Canadian Evangelical Review 36-37 (Fall 2008-Spring 2009), 39-50.

"The Fittingness and Harmony of Scripture: Toward an Irenaean Hermeneutic," Heythrop Journal 50.1
(2009): 74-84.

"Finitum (non) Capax Infiniti: The Sacramental Character of Scripture in the Theology of Donald Bloesch,"
Didaskalia 19 (Winter 2008): 1-21.

"A Burrowing Dog: Walter Williamson Bryden's Pastoral Rejection of Church Union," Didaskalia 15
(Winter, 2004): 1-15.

Book Reviews

Review of God, Sexuality and the Self: An Essay "On the Trinity," by Sarah Coakley. Canadian
Theological Review (Forthcoming).

Review of Richard Hooker and the Vision of God: Exploring the Origins of "Anglicanism," by Charles
Miller. Reviews in Religion and Theology 21.2 (March 2014): 246-8.

Review of God and the Art of Happiness, by Ellen Charry. International Journal of Systematic Theology
15 (October 2013): 483-5.

Review of A Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church, by Ephraim Radner. Anglican
Theological Review (Summer 2013): 566-9.

Review of Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth's Moral Theology, by Gerald McKenney. International Journal of
Systematic Theology (June, 2012): 373-375.

Review of Leading God's People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today, by Christopher A. Beeley,
Reviews in Religion and Theology (2012): 9-11.

Review of Augustine and the Cure of Souls: Revising a Classical Ideal, by Paul Kolbert. Anglican
Theological Review 93:3 (2011): 482-3.

Memberships and Affiliations

Canadian Evangelical Theological Association