Dr. Javier Garcia

is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Honors Program at George Fox University. He completed his MPhil and Ph.D. in theology at the University of Cambridge. His doctoral dissertation focused on the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, specifically on the ecumenical nature of his doctrine of the church and its continued relevance for today. Prior to his studies in Cambridge, he graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University, majoring in philosophy and French. Garcia’s first book, Thinking After Tradition: Recovering the Ecumenical Bonhoeffer, is forthcoming in 2018 with Fortress/Lexington University Press. He is a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, where he is involved in the Global Pentecostalism Project. He is a board member of the International Bonhoeffer Society and a member of the American Academy of Religion.