Dr. Steven Boyer Receives Lindback Award
St. Davids, PA, May 15, 2014: Dr. Steven Boyer received the 2014 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at the May Commencement after being chosen for this award by his colleagues. Dr. Boyer is Professor of Theology at Eastern University, where he has taught for fifteen years. His courses include Theological Thinking, The Theology of C. S. Lewis, The Christian Doctrine of God, Catholics and Protestants in Conversation, Pluralism and Postmodernism, Theological Foundations of World Religions, and Modern Theology.
Candidates for this award must demonstrate that their teaching is intellectually challenging and has a lasting effect on students. They must help provide students with a critical view of the fundamentals of their discipline, as they relate that discipline to other fields and to the Christian worldview.
"It is very rewarding to be recognized by one's peers in this way," Dr. Boyer said. "There are a lot of fine teachers at Eastern, and being selected for this award among so many who could have received it is a real honor."
Dr. Boyer is co-author, with Dr. Christopher Hall, of The Mystery of God: Theology for Knowing the Unknowable (Baker, 2012). This book received the 2014 Christianity Today Book Award in Theology/Ethics.
Before joining the faculty at Eastern University, Dr. Boyer taught for two years at Rose Hill College in South Carolina. His primary academic training took place at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and then at Boston University, where he earned the PhD in Religious Studies in 1996. His major area of interest is philosophical and systematic theology. He also teaches courses in contemporary Christian thought and world religions. He is very interested in the work of C. S. Lewis; his doctoral dissertation at Boston University was on Lewis’s understanding of hierarchical authority.
Prior recipients of the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award at Eastern University include professors Robin Lowery, Dwight Peterson, Betsy Morgan, Kenneth Maahs, Caroline Cherry, Sandy Bauer, David Bradstreet, Van Weigel, Tom Dahlstrom, Christopher Hall, Eloise Meneses, the late Mark Hallen, Phil Cary, Wendy Mercier, Jack Bower, Kent Sparks, and Walt Huddell.
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