Dr. Aaron Smith
Associate Professor of Theology
School of Theology
- Ph.D. Systematic Theology (Marquette University)
- M.Div. (Bethel Seminary San Diego)
- B.A. (California State University San Diego)
- Dissertation Fellowship, Marquette University, 2006-2007
- Stipendienprogramm, Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek, Emden, Germany, 2006-2007
- Full Teaching Assistantship, Marquette University, 2004-2006
- One-half Teaching Assistantship, Marquette University, 2003-2004
- Teaching Assistantship, Bethel Seminary, San Diego, 2001-2003
- Eta Beta Rho (Hebrew Honor Society), 2002-2003
- Zondervan Publishing "Greek Award", 2001
Colorado Christian University Faculty Member of the Year (2013-2014)
Research Stipendiat at the Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek in Emden Germany (2006-2007)
Adjunct Professor of Theology at Bethel Seminary San Diego
Professional Development and Conference Participation:
- "Christocentric versus Theocentric Theological Methods in the Secular Age: The Significance of Karl Barth for Contemporary Evangelical Higher Education;" Secularization and Revival: The Fate of Religion in Modern Intellectual History, Third Annual Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Waco, Texas, October 2009
- "Currents of Justification: Calvin's Theology in, with, and under the Registers of the Geneva Consistory 1542-1544;" Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2005
- "The Expressive-Constitutive Word: Karl Barth, Charles Taylor, and the Nature of Language;" American Academy of Religion Upper-Midwest Regional Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 2005
- The Spirit of Creation: The Covenant as the Basis of Creation (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, under contract).
- A Theology of the Third Article: Karl Barth and the Spirit of the Word (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014).
- Journal Issues:
- Perichoresis (Emanuel University and Walter de Grutyter [volume editor for forthcoming issue on pheumatology]).
- Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
- “The Perfection of Glory in Humility: What Karl Barth Would Have Had to Say about Redemption,” International Journal of Systematic Theology (forthcoming).
- “Post-Darwinian Interpretations,” in Since the Beginning: Interpreting Genesis 1-2 through the Ages, edited by Kyle Greenwood (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016).
- “Barth, Karl,” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, 293-298, edited by Glen G. Scorgie (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011).
- “Knowledge of God,” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality, 562-564, edited by Glen G. Scorgie (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011).
- “God’s Self-Specification: His Being is His Electing,” Scottish Journal of Theology 62:1 (2009): 1-25. Reprinted in Trinity and Election in Contemporary Theology, 201-228, edited by Michael Dempsey (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011).
- Peter Opitz, "Calvin as Bible Translator from the Model of the Hebrew Psalter," in Herman J. Selderhuis, ed., Calvinus sacrorum literarum interpres: Papers of the International Congress on Calvin Research 2006 (Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008)