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J. Tyler Campbell

Doctoral Student

Teaching Assistant

College of Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies


Email: J. Tyler Campbell
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Tyler Campbell is a doctoral student studying historical and systematic theology and specializing in medical ethics and disability studies. His masters thesis, defended at the University of Waterloo in 2016, examined the implications of Gregory of Nyssa's view of the body for the contemporary discourse on disability. In addition to his theological research Tyler has worked in a variety of settings as a case manager and in support roles with individuals with developmental disabilities.


  • M.T.S. University of Waterloo, Conrad Grebel University College
  • B.A. Religion, Bluffton University.

Scholarly Publications and Presentations


Book Review. "Hans Boersma, Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach" (Oxford University Press, 2015) in the Conrad Grebel Review Volume 35, Number 2, (Spring 2017).

Book Review. "Katherine Sonderegger, Systematic Theology: Volume 1, The Doctrine of God" (Fortress Press, 2015) in the Stone Campbell Journal Vol 20, Number 2, (Fall 2017).

Book Review. "Catherine Keller, Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement" (Columbia University Press, 2015) in the Conrad Grebel Review Volume 34 Number 2 (Spring 2016).


"Sunshine Inc. and Little Flower Catholic Parish: Ecumenism in the Contemporary Group Home." Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Graduate Student Conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 2018

"The Perfect Bodily Life: Perception and Expression in Gregory of Nyssa and Maurice Merleau-Ponty." American Academy of Religion Midwest Region, Muncie, Indiana, March 2017.

“Understanding Unity: Disability and Byzantine Theological Anthropology.” American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region, Montreal, Quebec, May 2015.