Director of Certificate Programming and Visiting Professor
3041 Broadway, AD 416
New York, NY 10027
B.A., Carson-Newman College
M.Div., Mercer University
M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary
Isaac B. Sharp is the Director of Certificate Programming and Visiting Professor. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in Social Ethics, with a minor emphasis in Religious Studies, in May 2019.
Dr. Sharp’s current research focuses on the theology, ethics, and history of U.S. American evangelicalism. His dissertation, “The Other Evangelicals,” develops an alternative reading of 20th-century evangelicalism from the point of view of some of the most marginalized, minoritized, and frequently overlooked constituencies in recent evangelical history in order to demonstrate how American evangelical identity became so closely associated with only its most politically conservative, religiously narrow, and culturally white claimants.
Dr. Sharp is the co-editor of Evangelical Ethics: A Reader in the Library of Theological Ethics series (Westminster John Knox, 2015) as well as the forthcoming Christian Ethics in Conversation (Wipf & Stock, 2020).
Prior to his doctoral studies at Union, Dr. Sharp received the B.A. with Honors in Religion from Carson-Newman College, where he served as an Oxford Studies Fellow, conducting research in British Baptist history at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University, and an M.Div. with an emphasis in Christian Ethics from the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, in Atlanta, GA.