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Hege, Brent

Instructor - Religion
Philosophy & Religion




Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
The history of Christian thought, constructive theology, theological method, liberal theology, God, evil, Christology, process-relational theism, apophatic theology, progressive Christianity, liberation theologies

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Hege has contributed articles on liberal theology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte/Journal for the History of Modern Theology and Theologische Zeitschrift, articles on online pedagogy and best teaching practices in Teaching Theology and Religion, an article critiquing the theological presuppositions of the Creation Museum in Theology and Science, online essays on progressive Christianity in The Revealer and Religion Dispatches, invited review essays on theology and politics in Radical Philosophy Review and Politics and Religion, and book reviews on a variety of topics in Interpretation, Seminary Ridge Review, and the Institute for Reformed Theology Bulletin.

He has also presented papers on pedagogy to the Teaching Religion Section of the American Academy of Religion annual meeting, and papers on the theological assumptions informing the Creation Museum and on the theological themes of theodicy, anthropodicy, freedom and redemption in Breaking Bad to the Religion Section of the Southwest American and Popular Culture Associations annual meeting. 

His dissertation was published as Faith at the Intersection of History and Experience: The Theology of Georg Wobbermin and was selected for the 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, given by the Forschungszentrum Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

Hege has taught a wide range of courses at Butler, including the FYS Faith, Doubt and Reason, Religions of the World, Ethics, the Good Life and Society, Theology from the Margins, God and Evil, Theological Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Existentialism, and The Problem of God.

Personal Hobbies
Homebrewing, craft beer, fishing, and exploring the wonders of global food right here in Indianapolis


Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, VA) - PhD, Theology, 2007

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (Gettysburg, PA) - MA, Historical Theology, 2001

Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA) - BA, Religion and History, 1998

Goethe Institut (Dresden, Germany) - Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung Diplom (Certificate in German), 2000

The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2010

Gettysburg College Young Alumni Achievement Award, 2013 

3 BU "An Apple for You" Awards, 2014

1 BU "An Apple for You" Award, 2013 

1 BU "An Apple for You" Award, 2012 

3 BU "An Apple for You" Awards, 2011

1 BU "An Apple for You" Award, 2010

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
The American Academy of Religion

Professional Experience
Instructor, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Butler University, 2011-

Lecturer. Department of Philosophy and Religion, Butler University, 2009-2011

Adjunct Faculty, First Year Seminar Program, Butler University, 2008-2009

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, VA), 2007-2008

Adjunct Instructor in Theology, Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, VA), 2007

Teaching Fellow, Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, VA), 2003-2005