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Kutter Callaway

Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture

BS, University of Colorado
MAT, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

TC530: Theology and Film

TC533: Theology and TV

TC581: Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone

TC588: Engaging Independent Film

TC849: A Theology of General Revelation

TC867/567: The Aesthetics of Atheism

TC860: Theology and Culture Methods

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Theology and culture, theological aesthetics, public theology, media and technology, film, music, television and audiovisual culture, the church in contemporary culture

“If theology and the Christian faith are going to be intelligible or make sense to anyone in the modern world, it really has to come from a place of being conversant with culture. We need to honor and respect the things we’re engaged in dialogue with just as if it were a person sitting across a coffee table from us.”

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Bio

Kutter Callaway joined the School of Theology faculty in July 2015 as assistant professor of theology and culture. He has been actively engaged in writing and speaking on the interaction between theology and culture—particularly film, television, and online media—in both academic and popular forums.

Dr. Callaway’s current writing project deals with the aesthetic dimensions of atheism. His most recent book is Breaking the Marriage Idol: Reconstructing our Cultural and Spiritual Norms (InterVarsity Press, 2018). He is also the author of Watching TV Religiously: Television and Theology in Dialogue (Baker Academic, 2016) and Scoring Transcendence: Contemporary Film Music as Religious Experience (Baylor University Press, 2013). In addition, he contributed to God in the Movies (2017); Halos and Avatars (2010), the first book on theology and video games; and Don’t Stop Believin’ (2012), a dictionary of religion and popular culture.

Callaway has been a steering committee member for the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture group at the American Academy of Religion since 2013. He has also served on the Windrider Film Forum Advisory Board and on the steering committee for the Brehm Center’s Church in Contemporary Culture Initiative since 2011. His professional memberships include the American Academy of Religion, American Psychological Association, Society of Biblical Literature, Society for Pentecostal Studies, and AAR/SBL/ASOR Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Region. He is ordained as a Baptist minister.

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