Adam David Wert
Adam David Wert is a PhD Candidate working on the theology and social thought of Rowan Williams. He holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School (MDiv) and Grinnell College (BA). His research centers on how theological texts and practices form their readers, with special attention to the social and political consequences of apophatic language. His work engages modern Christian theology as it intersects with continental philosophy, political theory, modern science, and popular culture. His dissertation examines and critiques the apophatic and dispossessive aspect of Rowan Williams’ work, drawing attention both to its Hegelian and Christological roots, and to its mode of social engagement. His teaching seeks to create sites for critical, dispossessing encounters with texts and ideas.
Wounded Orthodoxy: The Hegelian Apophaticism of Rowan Williams
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”