Darren Slade, PHD

Darren Slade, PHD

Co-Founder | Research Director | General Editor, SHERM Academic Journal

Darren Slade is a theological historian, systematician, and critical rationalist philosopher from Denver, Colorado. Specializing in historic-speculative theology, theoretical metaphysics, and the socio-political development of religious belief systems, Darren’s academic publications include investigations into Islamic history, church history, ancient Near-Eastern textual interpretations, and the academic study of the philosophy, sociology, and psychology of religion. He earned his PhD in theology and church history from the Rawlings School of Divinity (Virginia). To learn more about Darren and to read his publications, visit: darrenmslade.academia.edu.

Selected Publications:

Slade, Darren M. “What is the Socio-Historical Method in the Study of Religion?” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 2, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 1-15. https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2020.vol2.no1.01.

———. “Striking Vipers and Closed Doors: How Meaningful Are Sexual Fantasies?” In Black Mirror and Philosophy: Dark Reflections, edited by David Kyle Johnson, 241-50. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119578291.ch21.

———. “Properly Investigating Miracle Claims.” In The Case Against Miracles, edited by John W. Loftus, 114-47. United Kingdom: Hypatia Press, 2019.

———. “Patristic Exegesis: The Myth of the Alexandrian-Antiochene Schools of Interpretation.” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 1, no. 2 (Fall 2019): 155-76. https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no2.03.

———. “The Logic of Intersubjectivity: Brian McLaren’s Philosophy of Christian Religion.” PhD diss., Rawlings School of Divinity, 2019.

———, and Kenneth W. Howard, “Responses to the Religion Singularity: A Rejoinder,” Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry 1, no. 1 (Spring 2019): 51-74, https://doi.org/10.33929/sherm.2019.vol1.no1.06.

———. “Religious Homophily and Biblicism: A Theory of Conservative Church Fragmentation.” The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society 9, no. 1 (2019): 13‒28. https://dx.doi.org/10.18848/2154-8633/cgp/v09i01/13-28.

———. “Miracle Eyewitness Reports.” In Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, edited by David A. Leeming. Berlin: Springer, 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27771-9_200227-1.

———. “The ‘Sons of God’ as a Polemic Against Royal Immortality: A Philological and Literary Comparison of Genesis 6:1-4 and the Epic of Kirta.” Evangelical Journal 35, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 69‒83.

———. “The Early Church’s Inconsequential View of the Mode of Baptism.” American Theological Inquiry 7, no. 2 (August 2014): 21‒34.

———. “Arabia Haeresium Ferax (Arabia Bearer of Heresies): Schismatic Christianity’s Potential Influence On Muhammad and the Qur’an.” American Theological Inquiry 7, no. 1 (January 2014): 43‒53.