Dr. Samuel Youngs

Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Coordinator of State and Regional Compliance
Accreditation Liaison
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Coordinator of QEP

Email: syoungs2721@bryan.edu
Box: 7818

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. in Religion (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, Massachusetts) with additional graduate coursework at Harvard Divinity School, Boston University, and Boston College
  • B.A. in Religious Studies & Literature (University of South Florida)

Selected Publications

  • M.A. Thesis: “The Agon of Truth and Method in the New Comparative Theology.”
  • Article: “The Frontier of Comparative Theology.”
    The Journal of Comparative Theology, Vol. 1.1 (March 2010), pp. 1-10.
  • Article: “Wounds of the Emptied God: The Role of Kenosis at the Cross in the Christologies of Jürgen Moltmann and Sergius Bulgakov.”
    American Theological Inquiry, Vol 4.2 Fall 2011) pp. 45-58.
  • Book Chapter: “By It, We See Everything Else: The Explanatory Value of Christianity for Meaning and Ethics.” Essay published in anthology: True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism. Edited by Tom Gilson and Carson Weitnauer. Published by Patheos Press, 2012.
  • Reviews published in the following: Journal of Comparative Theology, American Theological Inquiry, Philosophia Christi, Journal of Religious History


  • American Theological Inquiry, Book Reviews Editor (2011 to present)

Topics of Expertise

  • Contemporary Christian Theology
  • Comparative Religion and Worldviews
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Modern and Postmodern Religious Thought