Graduate Theological Union

Gregory Anderson Love

Gregory Anderson LoveSan Francisco Theological Seminary
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1999

PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1997
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1988
BA, Pacific Lutheran University, 1983

Phone: 415/451-2869

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • The Relation between Divine and Human Action:  Karl Barth and Feminist Theologies
  • God and Human Suffering
  • Christ, Atonement, and Salvation
  • Rene Girard, Violence, and the Three Monotheistic Religions:  Judaism, Christianity, Islam
  • Trauma, Recovery, and the Human Self:  Psychology, Spirituality, and Theology
  • Science and Religion

Selected Publications

  • Love, Violence, and the Cross: How the Nonviolent God Saves Us through the Cross of Christ. Cascades Books, 2010.
  • "Three Essays: Theological Perspectives on Matthew 22:41 ~ 23:33,” Feasting on the Gospels. Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.
  • “Six Theological Essays: Pentecost through Proper 7 of Lectionary Year A,” New Interpreter’s Bible. Abingdon Press, 2012.
  • “‘The Centurion’s Slave,’ ‘The Widow’s Son at Nain,’ and ‘The Woman Who Was a Sinner’: Three Theological Essays on Luke 7:1 ~ 8:3,” Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Vol. VII, Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
  • “A Model of Damaging Self-Sacrifice, or An Event of Abyssal Compassion? Rita Nakashima Brock and Anthony Bartlett on Abelard and the Cross of Christ,” in Theology as Conversation: The Significance of Dialogue in Historical and Contemporary Theology, Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009.
  • "Why The Holy Spirit Now?," in Fire and Wind: The Holy Spirit in the Church Today, WJK, 2002.