Dr. D. Stephen Long
D. Stephen Long, Ph.D.

D. Stephen Long (Ph.D., Duke University, 1991), [Theology/Ethics], is professor of Systematic Theology at Marquette University. Previously he worked at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, St. Joseph’s University and Duke Divinity School. He is an ordained United Methodist and served churches in Honduras and North Carolina. He has published eleven books, Living the Discipline: United Methodist Theological Reflections on War, Civilization, and Holiness (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmanns, 1992), Tragedy, Tradition, Transformism: The Ethics of Paul Ramsey (Boulder, Oxford: Westview Press, 1993), Divine Economy: Theology and the Market (London and New York, Routledge, 2000), The Goodness of God: Theology, Church and Social Order (Brazos Press, 2001), John Wesley’s Moral Theology: The Quest for God and Goodness (Kingswood, 2005), Calculated Futures (Baylor, 2007), Theology and Culture (Cascade, 2007), Keeping Faith: An Ecumenical Commentary on the Articles of Religion and Confession of Faith in the Wesleyan Traditions (Cascade, 2012), Hebrews: Belief, A Theological Commentary on the Bible (WJKP, 2011), Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2010), and Speaking of God;Theology, Language and Truth (Eerdmans, 2009). An eighth work is in process Speaking of God: Theology, Truth and Language (Eerdmann, 2008).

Steve was baptized by the Anabaptists, educated by the evangelicals, ordained and pastorally formed by the Methodists and given his first position as professor of theology by the Jesuits, which makes him either ecumenically inclined or theologically confused. He is married to Ricka and they have three children, Lindsey, Rebecca and Jonathan.

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Theology Department Mission Statement

Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.