John Bechtold, Ph.D.

  • ProfessorQuetzal Education Research Center

Contact Info:

  • johnmbechtold@gmail.com
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO

Biography

John holds a PhD in Theology, Philosophy, and Cultural Theory from the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint Doctoral Program. At QERC, John teaches Biblical Theology and Global Stewardship.  He works as a Grants Officer for the National Park Service (#FindYourPark) where he helps to fund a wide variety of research programs related to both natural and cultural resources.

Ph.D., Theology, Philosophy, and Cultural Theory, University of Denver
M.A., Theological Studies, Nazarene Theological Seminary
A.B., Theology / Theological Studies, Southern Nazarene University
Ordained Elder, Church of the Nazarene
At QERC since 2015

Notable Publications

Embracing the Past / Forging the Future: A New Generation of Wesleyan Theology, John M. Bechtold and Wm. Andrew Schwartz, eds., (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015)
“Wesleyan Theology Beyond the Wesleys: A ‘Post-Modern’ Proposal,” in Embracing the Past / Forging the Future: A New Generation of Wesleyan Theology, John M. Bechtold and Wm. Andrew Schwartz, eds., (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015).
“On Becoming What We Are: An Hegelian Interpretation of Eucharistic Embodiment,” in This is My Body, Christina Smerick, ed., (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2016)
“Sin in the Sanctified: Holy Living in Broken Creation,” in Renovating Holiness, Josh Broward and Thomas J. Oord, eds., (Boise, ID: Renovate, 2014).

Summary of Interests

Wesleyan Theological Society – Section Chair: Theology and Pop Culture
Wesleyan Philosophical Society – President
Christian Theology: Particular focus on creation and eschatology
Ecological Ethics
German Idealism: Particular focus on Hegel
Religion and Popular Culture
Wannabe ski bum and aspiring ukuleleist