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Matthew Drever, PhD

Matthew Drever, PhD
Department Chairperson of Philosophy and Religion
Associate Professor of Religion
College of Arts & Sciences
Philosophy and Religion
918-631-2647 Chapman Hall Room 206


PhD – University of Chicago Divinity School Other – Vanderbilt Divinity School Other – Graduate Theological Union BA – Sonoma State University


Matthew Drever works in the areas of systematic and historical theology. He is currently working on two research projects. The first is a manuscript project on the theology of personhood. The second project centers on the theology of prayer.

Research Interests

First manuscript examined the theology and philosophy of Augustine (Oxford Press); currently working on a manuscript that explores the concept of the divine image within historical and contemporary Protestant Christianity

Teaching Interests

History of Christian Theology
Contemporary issues such as the problem of evil and science and religion


  • Drever, Matthew. Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul. Oxford University Press, 2013. Print.

  • Drever, Matthew. “Image, Identity, and Embodiment: Augustine’s Interpretation of the Human Person in Genesis 1-2.” Genesis and Christian Theology. Ed. Mark W. Elliott Nathan MacDonald and Grant Macaskill. Eerdmans, 2012. 117–128. Print.

  • Drever, Matthew. “Stricken by Sin, Cured by Christ:Agency, Necessity, and Culpability in Augustinian Theology.” 2014: n. pag. Print.

  • Drever, Matthew. “Images of Suffering in Augustine and Luther.” 51.1 (2012): 71–82. Print.

  • Drever, Matthew. “Redeeming Creation: Creatio Ex Nihilo and the Imago Dei in Augustine.” 15.2 (2013): 135–153. Print.

  • Drever, Matthew. “Entertaining Violence: Augustine on the Cross of Christ and the Commercialization of Suffering.” 92.3 (2012): 331–361. Print.

Courses Taught

  • Protestant Reformation
  • Senior Project
  • Christian Faith and Thought

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Religion
  • North American Patristics Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature

Awards & Honors

  • Karen Dinal Award for Excellence in Teaching