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Jake AndrewsJake Andrews

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3328
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location: Westminster Hall 235


M.F.A- English- University of Iowa

Ph.D., Divinity-  University of Aberdeen

M.Div.- Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

B.A.- English The University of Alabama

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Fiction Writing, Intersection of Fiction and Theology, Hermeneutics, Augustine of Hippo

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors


"Tu quoque" (short story, first place prize in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest) Carve Magazine (September 2013).

Fiat Vita (novel, honorable mention in James Jones First Novel Fellowship Contest).

Academic Monographs:

Hermeneutics and the Church: In Dialogue with Augustine, University of Notre Dame Press (2012).

Chapters in Volumes:

"[The Use of the Bible in] Robinson, Marilynne." Oxford Biblical Studies Online (2018).

"[The Use of the Bible in] Hemingway, Ernest." Oxford Biblical Studies Online (2018).


"Theodicy and Liturgy." Anglican Theological Review, (forthcoming, Summer 2019).

"Farewell to Theology?" Anglican Theological Review, 96.4, (November 2014): 715-725.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

"'That the World May Know': A Christological Ecclesiology of Prayer." Modern Theology, 30.4, (November 2014): 481-499.

"Violent Monotheists, Violent Corporations, the Body: Caprica's Theological Vision." Imaginatio et ratio, 2.1, (2013): 7-17.

"On Original Sin and the Scandalous Nature of Existence." Journal of Theological Interpretation, 5.2, (2011): 233-252.

"Relevant Augustine: What De doctrina christiana Says Today." Studia Patristic, 50, (2011): 309-320.

"Why Theological Hermeneutics Needs Rhetoric: Augustine's De doctrina christiana." International Journal of Systematic Theology, 12.2, (2010): 184-200.

Edited Volumes:

The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (co-editor), Oxford University Press (2013).


"Walch, Johann Georg," in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine. Oxford University Press (2013) (with K. Oakes).

Academic Presentations:

Invited presentations at the University of Cambridge (2012), the University of St. Andrews (2011, 2007) and the University of Aberdeen (2008).

Papers presented at international meetings of Society for the Study of Theology (2012) and Society of Biblical Literature (2009), as well as at national meetings of the National Patristics Conference (2009) and the Scottish Postgraduate Conference (2007, 2009).


Recognition for Positive Impact on Students, University of Iowa Class of 2016 , chosen by students.

Honorable Mention, James Jones First Novel Fellowship Contest 2015, for novel, Fiat Vita.

First Place, Raymond Carver Short Story Contest 2013, for story "Tu quoque."

Teaching Awards Nominee, University of St. Andrews Students' Association 2010-2011, nominated by students.

Second Place, Society for the Study of Theology and IJST Essay Prize 2009, for article "Why Theological Hermeneutics Needs Rhetoric."