Bradley B. Burroughs

    Assistant Professor of Ethics

    (510) 204-0730

A native of western New York, Bradley Burroughs has experience teaching ethics, theology, and writing, and has also served as a United Methodist pastor. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and a B.A. from Allegheny College. His major academic interests are in contemporary Christian ethics, modern social theory, and contemporary theories of virtue. In his free time, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife, Presian, and his son, Justus, especially if that time is spent in the wilderness. His vocational is to help his students become ministers of God’s love and to help make their communities more peaceful and just.

Education generally—and theological education especially—should be both informative and transformative. In accord with that conviction, my classes aim both to enhance students’ understanding of the ethical theories that shape our world and to cultivate their moral agency in ways that encourage them to participate positively in the lives of their communities.

Ph.D., Emory University, Dissertation Title: “Christianity, Politics, and the Predicament of Evil: A Constructive Theological Ethic of Soulcraft and Statecraft”
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School
B.A., Allegheny College

Brief Professional History
Pastor, Ellington (N.Y.) United Methodist Church
Writing Tutor, Duke University
Instructor, Duke Divinity School United Methodist Course of Study Program
PLTS and Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2013–

Select Publications
“Reconceiving Politics: Soulcraft, Statecraft, and the City of God,” Journal of the Society of Christians Ethics 33.1 (Spring/Summer 2013).

Interesting Tidbits
Brad is a huge fan of Duke Basketball, and he also holds a brown belt in Shotokan karate.
Favorite Bible verse: “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7).