Professor Emeritus of Theology

B.A., Calvin College
M.Div., Emory University
Ph.D., Emory University

Matt Mathews joined the faculty in 2005 and retired in 2019. He taught in the areas of historical and constructive theology, Reformed theology, theological aesthetics, ecological theology, and theologies of gender and sexuality. His current research interests include the role of the arts in Christian spirituality with special attention to the spirituality of seeing. Dr. Mathews is the co-author of Shaping the Christian Life: Worship and the Religious Affections (Westminster John Knox, 2006) and Dust and Breath: Faith, Health, and Why the Church Should Care about Both (Eerdmans, 2012).

Dr. Mathews is a Theologian-in-Residence at Church Health in Memphis, where his work includes leading educational events for pastors, church leaders, and healthcare professionals that encourage an integrative approach to health and spirituality. He is an ordained Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and an active member at Idlewild Presbyterian Church. Dr. Mathews is also a fine art photographer who actively exhibits his work that explores the intersection of artistic creativity and theological reflection. He reflections on faith and photography may be found at Fiat Lux, his blog.

Learn more about Dr. Mathews’s research teaching, and ministry