FaithHealth Grand Rounds, May 27, 2020
We were delighted to host Wake Forest School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton for our May 27 FaithHealth Grand Rounds. The Dean shared with us on the topic of “Spiritual Care on the Frontlines.” Hoping you enjoy this illuminating discussion of spiritual care in these times by Dean Walton and lively dialogue with the Division.
Jonathan L. Walton is a social ethicist whose scholarship focuses on evangelical Christianity, and its relationship to mass media and political culture. He is an outspoken advocate for social justice and civil rights. His work and insights have been featured in several national and international news outlets including the New York Times, CNN, Time Magazine, and the BBC.
His latest book, A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World (Westminster John Knox Press, 2018), blends his work from the pulpit and classroom. A Lens of Love explores the Bible from the perspective of the most vulnerable and violated characters toward developing a Christian social ethic of radical inclusion and human affirmation.
Professor Walton earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University prior to being appointed Dean of the Divinity School and Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University in 2019. Professor Walton also occupies the Presidential Chair in Religion & Society at Wake Forest. He is married to the former Cecily Cline, and they are the parents of three children—Zora Neale, Elijah Mays, and Baldwin Cline.