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Alex Fogleman

Assistant Research Professor of Theology
Project Manager, Global Flourishing Study

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Institute for the Renewal of Christian Catechesis


Alex Fogleman is Assistant Research Professor of Theology at ISR, where he also serves as the Project Manager for the Global Flourishing Study. He holds a PhD in Patristics and Historical Theology from Baylor University, the MDiv from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and the BS from North Carolina State University. His areas of research include Latin and Greek patristics, the history of catechesis, the thought of St. Augustine, and theological accounts of human flourishing. His academic research has appeared in The International Journal of Systematic TheologyHarvard Theological Review, Church History, Journal of Early Christian StudiesPro Ecclesia, Studia Patristica, and Augustinian Studies, among others. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Knowledge, Faith, and Early Christian Initiation with Cambridge University Press, and is currently at work on two others: an introduction to the history, theology, and practice of Christian teaching catechesis; and a theological retrieval of the writings of Augustine of Hippo and Gregory of Nyssa in dialogue with social scientific research on human flourishing. In addition to his work at ISR, he directs the Institute for the Renewal of Christian Catechesis and is a regular lecturer at Trinity School for Ministry.

Book Projects

  •  Knowledge, Faith, and Early Christian Initiation (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)
  • Becoming Christian: Catechesis in History, Theology, and Practice (Eerdmans Press, under contract)
  • The Nature of Human Flourishing: Early Christian and Contemporary Perspectives (in progress)

Select Articles

“The Apologetics of Mystery: The Traditio apostolica and Appeals to Pythagorean Initiation in Josephus and Iamblichus,” Vigiliae Christianae (November 7, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-bja10061

Confitendum et Proficiendum: Augustine on the Rule of Faith and the Christian Life,” Pro Ecclesia 34, no. 1 (2022): 457–77. https://doi.org/10.1177/10638512221112039

“Anger, Prayer, and the Transformation of Desire: Augustine’s Catechumenate as an Emotion-Shaping Institution,” Church History 91, no. 2 (2022): 227–44. Available open access.

“Learning to See God in the School of Creation: Theoria and the Teleological Character of Creation in Basil of Caesarea’s Hexameron,” International Journal of Systematic Theology 24, no. 4 (2022): 443–63.https://doi.org/10.1111/ijst.12540

“Tertullian as Catechist: The Example of De baptismo,” Studia Patristica 126 (2021): 279–88. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctv27vt51m.26

“‘Since Those Days All Things Have Progressed for the Better’: Tradition, Progress, and Creation in Ambrose of Milan,” Harvard Theological Review 113, no. 4 (2020): 440–59.https://doi.org/10.1017/S0017816020000218

Peccatrix Ecclesia: Hilary of Poitiers’s De mysteriis as Biblical Ecclesiology,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 28, no. 2 (2020): 33–59. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2020.0001

“Augustine and Natural Law: Negotiating the Saeculum with Markus, Milbank, and Mathewes,” Political Theology 20, no. 7 (2019): 595–612. https://doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2019.1631549

“Becoming the Song of Christ: Musical Theology and Transforming Grace in Augustine’s Enarratio in Psalmum 32,” Augustinian Studies 50, no. 2 (2019): 133–150. https://doi.org/10.5840/augstudies201943051