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Andrew Sutherland

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
Religion-Philosophy, Seaver College
PLC 116


Andrew Sutherland holds a PhD in Religion (Theology & Ethics) from Baylor University, where he taught classes on church history, scripture, and theology. His research spans systematic theology and political theology, often focusing on issues at the intersection of theology and political economy. He is especially interested in how economic language functions within theology and how theological uses of such language in Christology and in the doctrine of creation might inform contemporary Christian thought about economic issues. Andrew has published articles in Modern Theology, Scottish Journal of Theology, and the Journal of Theological Interpretation.


  • PhD in Religion, Baylor University

  • MTS in Theological Studies, Duke Divinity School

  • BA in Religious Studies, Westmont College


  • “Debt Resistance and Satisfaction? Notes From Catherine of Siena toward a Theology of Redemption against Neoliberal Capitalism,” Modern Theology 38, no. 1 (2022): 3–18.
  • “Ransom Theory in a New Economy: Recontextualising a Metaphor,” Scottish Journal of Theology 74, no. 4 (2021): 312–22.
  • “Who is Hauerwas to Interpret Scripture? A Reflection on Interpretive Authority for Protestant Hermeneutics,” Journal of Theological Interpretation 14, no. 2 (2020): 286–98.
  • “From Satisfaction to Penal Substitution: Debt as a Determinative Concept for Atonement Theology in Anselm and Charles Hodge,” The Saint Anselm Journal 13, no. 1 (2017): 98–108.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award (Humanities category), Baylor University, 2022
  • Thomas H. Olbricht fellowship, Christian Scholarship Foundation, 2021
  • Allie Ray Neal fellowship, Christian Scholarship Foundation, 2020
  • Presidential Scholarship, Baylor University, 2018–2023
  • “Entangled in the Economy: Thoughts on the Politics of Ecclesial Life, Christian Scholars Conference,” Houston, TX, June 9, 2023.
  • “Pope Francis, Integral Development, and the Financialization of Daily Life, Christian Scholars Conference,” Nashville, TN, June 10, 2022.
  • “Speaking of Redemption in an Economy of Debt,” Stone Campbell Journal Conference, Knoxville, TN, April 9, 2022.
  • “The Violence of Debt: Economic and Theological Perspectives,” Stone Campbell Journal Conference, online, April 16, 2021.
  • “Christianity and Capitalism after the Postliberals: Ecclesiological Lessons from Kathryn Tanner,” Stone Campbell Journal Conference, online, September 11, 2020.
  • “Christology’s Capitalism Crisis: Must We Mean What We Say about Redemption?” AAR Southwest Regional Meeting, Grapevine, TX, March 1, 2020.
  • “Who is Hauerwas to Interpret Scripture?: A Reflection on Authority for Protestant Hermeneutics,” Central Texas Colloquium on Religion, Austin, TX, February 23, 2019.
  • “From Satisfaction to Penal Substitution: Debt as a Determinative Concept for Atonement Theology in Anselm and Charles Hodge,” Sixth Saint Anselm Conference, Goffstown, NH, April 21, 2017.