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Sharon Baker Putt is the author of Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about God’s Wrath and Judgment. She is an Associate Professor of Theology and Religion. She has published numerous articles and speaks frequently throughout the United States on nonviolent atonement and hell. A former stay-at-home mom, Baker received her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University in 2006. She is the mother of four grown boys. For more information, visit http://baker.wjkbooks.com.
A Word from Sharon: “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a worker that needs not be ashamed, handling rightly the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
These words from the Bible perfectly describe what I want for my students. By teaching them theology and religion on an academic level, I hope to motivate them to know not only what they believe, but why they believe it so that they grow in their faith and in their love for God and others.
When I’m not teaching (or grading papers!), I research and write in the areas of non-violent atonement theory, justice, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace. I also work in the area of inter-religious dialogue, comparative theologies of religion, and Continental Philosophy.
As a professor in an academic institution, I teach diverse doctrines and views of Christians in various cultures throughout Christian history in as unbiased a manner as possible."