Dr. Price-Linnartz sometimes puts her four degrees to use in teaching, researching, and writing. Her areas of doctoral-level expertise include theology + ethics + the arts.
Her latest essay “The White Savior as Diseased Creation” (in The Art of New Creation, 2022) critiques the theological underpinnings of the “white savior” figure of popular film and fiction.
As his research editor, Dr. Price-Linnartz has midwifed several publiations for Edgardo Colón-Emeric, Dean of Duke Divinity School—including his most recent book, The People Called Metodista: Renewing Doctrine, Worship, and Mission from the Margins (Abingdon, 2022).
“Church renewal” is widely discussed across Methodism today, yet such renewal will not happen apart from serious engagement with and from the margins of society. Through a series of new and previously published essays, this book looks to the experiences of Methodists in Latin American pueblos and Hispanic barrios to open new scholarly conversations about doctrine, worship, and mission for the sake of social renewal. The flames of renewal do not confine themselves to Methodism, but from the people called metodista they can spread, sharing in the Wesleyan movement’s fundamental calling to revitalize the church universal in its mission to the world.
What is the future of Methodism? Colón-Emeric offers a deep meditation on this difficult question and suggests an answer: we find its future in the margins of the church. Nashville and London must learn to sing together with Seoul, Latin America, and Africa.―Pablo R. Andiñach, PhD, Instituto Teológico Santo Domingo
Other scholarly publications
Wesleyan theology for the arts
” Warming Hearts and Moving Minds: A Wesleyan Contribution to Theology and the Arts.” In ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies 31.1 (Fall 2019): 11-25.
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What does a distinctively Wesleyan theology offer the growing field of “theology and the arts”? This essay looks both to the Wesley brothers and to recent Wesleyan scholars to offer a Wesleyan appreciation of emotion, including emotion’s relationship to art and its essential role in the holistic life of faith.
T. F. Torrance & John Wesley in conversation
“John Wesley and T. F. Torrance on Pneumatology, Theosis, and a Breath of Life for Dying Denominations.” In Participatio Supplemental Volume 4: “Torrance and the Wesleyan Tradition” (2018): 83-111.
Although John Wesley and Thomas F. Torrance are rarely put into conversation, they both develop creative theologies of theosis (“divinization” as “becoming human”). These theologies have much to offer Christians in declining Wesleyan and Reformed communities.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer on polyphony and Christian social ethics (NCRSA award)
“Bonhoeffer’s Musical Metaphor of the Christian Life.” In Word & World 35.4, (Fall 2015): 386-394.
A founding figure of Germany’s anti-Nazi Confessing Church and murdered alongside millions for his commitments, Bonhoeffer offers a theology that’s strikingly relevant in today’s sociopolitical climate. His metaphor of polyphony with a cantus firmus sonically illustrates his ideas about individual and communal flourishing, serving as an indictment and encouragement for Christians to allow the love of God–and nothing else–to dictate how they relate to others. 2013 NCRSA student presentation award winner.