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Faculty: Thomas R. Thompson

Thomas R. Thompson, Professor, Religion

Thomas R. Thompson616-526-6429
Office: Hekman Library 383

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Educational background

Western Michigan University, BA
Calvin Theological Seminary, MDiv
Princeton Theological Seminary, PhD


  • Christian Theology (131)
  • Eschatology (235)
  • Studies in Contemporary Theology (345)
  • Religion and Education Seminar (357)
  • Elie Wiesel: Prophet of the Holocaust (Interim)

Research interests

Systematic theology, Christology, Trinity doctrine

Recent publications

An Introduction to Christian Theology, Introductions to Religion series (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), co-authored with Richard J. Plantinga and Matthew D. Lundberg.

"Jürgen Moltmann’s Social Trinitarian Ecclesiology: Finessing the Differential Freedom of Persons,” in Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church, Proceedings of LEST VI, edited by Peter De Mey et al. (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Publishing, forthcoming).

"Interpretatio in bonem partem: Jürgen Moltmann on the Immanent Trinity,” in Theology as Conversation: The Significance of Dialogue in Historical and Contemporary Theology, edited by Bruce L. McCormack and Kimlyn J. Bender (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2009).


Familizing, neologizing, coaching, cycling, enjoying the insular north