SoulenDean Jan Love has announced that R. Kendall Soulen 86T has been named to the Candler faculty as Professor of Systematic Theology, beginning in fall 2016.

Soulen comes to Candler from his role as professor of systematic theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., where he has served since 1992. He received his MDiv from Candler and his undergraduate and PhD degrees from Yale University. Regarded as a leading post-supersessionist theologian, he devotes much of his scholarship to the idea that the Christian faith becomes more authentically Christian as it overcomes its legacy of anti-Judaism.

A frequent lecturer and speaker, Soulen has authored numerous articles and books, including The God of Israel and Christian Theology (Fortress, 1996), Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations (Eerdmans, 2004), and The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity, vol. 1: Distinguishing the Voices (Westminster John Knox, 2011).

Soulen is an ordained elder in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, and an elected delegate to the 2016 General Conference.