Isaac Arten, Historical Theology, Saint Louis University
Isaac Arten is a Ph.D. candidate in Modern Historical Theology at Saint Louis University. His theological research is in the area of theological anthropology and examines the intersection of religion and culture in the history of theology. Isaac’s dissertation examines the entanglement of religious and economic concepts, vocabulary, and discourse in the construction of theological accounts of human nature and human fulfillment during the Industrial Revolution. More broadly, his research raises questions about the formation of defaults in the Christian imagination. Isaac holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology (University of Missouri–Saint Louis, 2011) and an M.Div. (Duke Divinity School, 2015).