M.T.S. - Candler School of Theology (2008)
B.A. - Huntington University (2006)
Nathaniel Wood does constructive theology in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. He has particular interest in theological investigations of divine and human communion: the Trinity, communion ecclesiology, the doctrine of theosis
and models of the God-world relationship. Currently, his research focuses on the revival of figures and themes from 19th and early 20th century "Russian religious philosophy." His dissertation, Deifying Democracy: Liberalism and the Politics of Theosis,
explores how the Orthodox commitment to divine-human communion (especially as expressed in the theologies of Vladimir Soloviev and Sergei Bulgakov) can form the basis of a progressive Christian politics that both works within and strives to transfigure liberal democracy. Prior to Fordham, Nathaniel earned a masters degree in historical theology from the Candler School of Theology and a bachelor of arts in philosophy and religious studies from Huntington University. In addition to his research, he has taught several sections of Fordham's freshman core theology course, Faith and Critical Reason, and has led a tutorial on modern atheism.