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Iwan Russell-Jones

Eugene and Jan Peterson Associate Professor of Theology and the Arts
BA (Hons.) Theology (London School of Theology), MTh (University of Aberdeen), DPhil (Oxford)
Iwan Russell-Jones is an award-winning filmmaker, theologian, and writer. He joined the faculty at Regent College in 2011 as Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Head of the Christianity and the Arts Program. On January 26, 2013, he became the first incumbent of the newly formed Eugene and Jan Peterson Chair in Theology and the Arts.

Iwan Russell-Jones has over 25 years of experience as a producer and director for the BBC, in both television and radio. He produced documentaries that include The Crucified King (BBC1 2003) and American Prophet (BBC2 2008), which explore the religious dimensions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership of the civil rights movement; and Who Do You Say I Am? (BBC1 2007), which features poet Michael Symmons Roberts reflecting on the contemporary meaning of the life of Christ. In addition, Dr. Russell-Jones has had the privilege of working with South African activist and Christian cleric, Dr. Desmond Tutu; Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; and leading Christian apologists and authors, Malcolm and Kitty Muggeridge.

For four years, he taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, where he set up a new department to explore the interaction between faith, media, and contemporary culture.

Areas of expertise

  • Theology, Media, & Culture
  • Liberation Theology
  • Jacques Ellul
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Leadership of Martin Luther King Jr

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