2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Arthur M. Sutherland
Dr. Arthur M. Sutherland
Dr. Arthur M. Sutherland is an Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and Dean of the Class of 2020. He has advanced degrees from Yale University Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary. He did research in Germany and Switzerland for his doctoral dissertation entitled “Christology and Discipleship in the Sermons of Karl Barth 1913-1916.” He has received fellowships from the Fund for Theological Education, the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, the Christian Scholars Fund, and the Wabash Center for the Teaching of Theology and Religion. His research interests are in the history of Christian doctrine, African-American theology, and theological patience. He has made presentations to churches and academic organizations across the United States and internationally. He is currently writing a commentary on Ezekiel for Westminster/John Knox Press. Before moving to Baltimore, he served as a minister for a small church in Windsor, CT.
His book I Was a Stranger: A Theology of Christian Hospitality, which addresses topics like immigration, exile, and violence, was nominated to receive the Grawemeyer Award for Religion. His work has been featured in USA Today and other publications. His current research interest concerns the spirituality of generosity, particularly the uses of money in the New Testament. His lovely wife Mary shares his interest in community activism, home schooling, and good food from scratch. His son Ethan is six; his daughter Gabrielle is eight.