Dr. John Shelley

Contact Information: (864)-294-3292 l john.shelley@furman.edu


Ph.D. Vanderbilt University 

M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 

B.S. Clemson University


Christian Theology (especially Christology)  

Christian Ethics (especially topics in social justice) 

Comparative Religious Ethics

Current Research Topics:

Cultivating a Social Conscience in College Students 

Restorative Justice (especially the connection between Justice and Forgiveness)

Religion and Politics  

The Political Philosophy of Michael Walze

Other Research Interests:

“The Gezork Incident at Furman (1938)” 

Teaching Theology and Ethics to College Undergraduates

General Interests:


The Choir at St. James Episcopal Church

Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains 


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