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Sam Davidson

PhD Student | Theology (Systematic Theology)

Sam Davidson
Theology
samuel.davidson@ptsem.edu

Sam Davidson is a PhD student in systematic theology, focusing primarily upon interdisciplinary approaches to theological anthropology and psychological phenomenology. He is interested in developing systematic frameworks for understanding and approaching mental illness and psychological pathologies, especially in conversation with “dialectical theology,” broadly conceived. Davidson earned a BA in religion from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, before completing a Master of Theology by research (with distinction) from The University of Edinburgh. His recently completed master's thesis draws creatively upon contemporary phenomenology, psychological research, and Bonhoeffer’s doctrine of human fallenness to develop a theological phenomenology of agoraphobia based upon personal narrative.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”