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David Bradnick, Ph.D


  • B.S., Pastoral Ministries, Lee University
  • M.A., Religion, Lancaster Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Theological Studies, Regent University


  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Pentecostal Studies


  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Logic

Research Interests

  • Participant - "Science and Spirit: Pentecostal Perspectives on the Science and Religion Dialogue." Funded by the John Temple Foundation.

Recent Publications

  • Monograph Evil, Spirits & Possession: An Emergent Theology of the Demonic. Global Pentecostalism and Charismatic Studies Series. Leiden: Brill. 2017.
  • Edited Volume Voices of the Spirit: A Primer to Contemporary Pentecostal-Charismatic Theology. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. Under Contract (forthcoming 2020).
  • "Making Sense of Emergence: A Critical Engagement with Leidenhag, Leidenhag, and Young." Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 53:1 (2018): 240-57.
  • "What Has Azusa to Do with Mercersburg: A Pentecostal Consideration of the Theology of Nevn and Schaff." Pneuma 38:4 (2016): 411-35.
  • "Entropy, the Fall and Taillich: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Original Sin." Theology and Science 7:1 (2009): 67-83.

Recent Presentations

  • “Milbank, Žižek, and The Monstrosity of Christ: A Pneumatological Response.” Presented at the Society of Pentecostal Studies. Cleveland, TN. March 2018.
  • “Vade Retro Satana!: Exploring the Demonic and Spirit-Possession as Interlocutors for Interreligious Dialogue.” Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. New Brunswick, NJ. March 2017.
  • “Evaluating Nothingness in Barthian Theology: An Emergentist Theology of the Demonic.” Presented at the Third Annual Karl Barth Conference. The Center for Barth Studies. Princeton Theological Seminary. June 2016.
  • “Same-Sex Marriage and Hospitality: A Pentecostal Response to Obergefell v. Hodges,” Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. New Brunswick, NJ. March 2016.
  • “What Has Azusa to Do with Mercersburg?: A Pentecostal Engagement with Nevin and Schaff.” Presented at the Mercersburg Society Convocation. Lancaster Theological Seminary. Lancaster, PA. June 2015.
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