Stetson University

D. Gregory Sapp

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Hal. S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility

Greg Sapp was born and raised in northeast Florida and graduated from a small high school in Keystone Heights. He began his college career at the University of Florida in Gainesville but after receiving his A.A. transferred to Stetson University where he earned a B.A. in Religious Studies. He then earned an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary with an emphasis in the formation of Christian Doctrine. From there he attended the University of Virginia and earned the Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology. He began his teaching career in 1996 at West Virginia University and subsequently taught at Mercer University where he was awarded the Spencer B. King, Jr., Distinguished Professor Award. He returned to Stetson in 2006, and holds the Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility with an appointment as Associate Professor of Religious Studies. He is a husband and father of three children.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Stetson University

Course Topics

  • Christian Thought and Doctrine
  • First-Year Seminar: Self and World
  • The Idea of the Devil
  • Shapers of Christian Thought
  • Heretics of the Church
  • Religion and the Civil Rights Movement

Research Interests

  • Formation of Christian thought and doctrine
  • Religion and sports
  • Religion and culture

Publications

  • "Golf and (the) God(s): The Legend of Bagger Vance," in Joe Price, ed., Religion and Sports Films (forthcoming)
  • "Gilkey's Proximate Versus Ultimate Causation and the Role of Myth in Determining Truth," in Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies, Donald Musser and David Paulsen, eds. (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2007), 435-444
  • "Existential Theology," in Donald Musser and Joseph Price, eds., A New and Enlarged Handbook of Christian Theology (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003)
  • A New Testament Curriculum (Dallas: Texas Baptist Laity Institute, 2003)

Greg Sapp

Faculty Expert

  • Christian beliefs
  • Sports and Religion
  • Formation of Christian Doctrine
  • Community
  • Engagement in Academia

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