Many traditions. One Spirit.

Dr. Hannah L. Hofheinz

Hannah L. Hofneinz
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Church History
(313) 831-5200, ext. 218

Denison University
(Art History)

Union Theological Seminary in New York City

Harvard University

Dr. Hannah L. Hofheinz is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Church History. As a theologian and a teacher, Dr. Hofheinz is committed to the essential work of traversing the shifting terrains of urban theological education in today’s world. Her scholarship approaches a central question: What makes life well lived? How can we best foster that which enables all of us—but especially those of us who have and are struggling on the undersides of history—to flourish in a broken world? This is a theological, historical, and ethical question. History, economics, and epistemology are at the center of this work, as are questions of creativity, writing, and art. Topically, her interests include: God, anthropology, eschatology, language; epistemology; hermeneutics; method; community & institution formation; theology & economics; theology & sexuality; identities; and social transformation. 

Dr. Hofheinz was awarded an honorary fellowship at the Institute of Theological Partnerships at Winchester University in Winchester, UK (2015-2016), and spent two years in residence at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St Louis (2012-2014). She completed her doctorate at Harvard with a dissertation titled: “Implicate & Transgress: Marcella Althaus-Reid, Writing, and a Transformation of Theological Knowledge” (2015). She earned her Master of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (2007), and completed her Bachelor Degree with a major in Art History at Denison University (2003). Dr. Hofheinz is active in the American Academy of Religion and currently serves as co-chair for the Liberation Theologies Group.