Joerg Rieger is the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology Education at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, TX. He holds a Ph.D., Duke University, 1994; Th.M., Duke Divinity School, 1990; M.Div., Theologisches Seminar der Evangelisch-Methodistischen Kirche, Reutlingen, Germany, 1989.
Joerg’s teaching specialties include systematic theology, constructive theology, historical and contemporary theologies, liberation theologies, and theology and religion in their social contexts. His research interest are Historical theologies, liberation theologies, Methodist theology, theology and cultural studies, theology and economics, theology and class, theology and empire, postcolonial and postmodern theories and theology.
Dr. Rieger is an author and public scholar. His publications include No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009); Beyond the Spirit of Empire: New Perspectives in Politics and Religion. Co-authored with Nestor Miguez and Jung Mo Sung. (London: SCM Press, 2009); Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007; German and Portuguese editions, 2009); Editor, Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007); Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).
Joerg Rieger’s professional distinctions include ordained elder, North Texas Conference, United Methodist Church; Member, Workgroup for Constructive Theology; Advisory Board member for Academic Book Series Religion and the Modern World, with Rowman and Littlefield Publishers; Member American Academy of Religion Section on Theology and Religious Reflection.
Joerg Rieger is featured in the FAITHANDREASON® Seminar Series “God & Imperial Power, Jesus & Economic Justice.”