Evolution of a Post-Christian Theology
A Selection of Theological Essays 1963-2015
Maynard Kaufman was born in 1929 and was raised by Mennonite parents on a small farm in South Dakota. Growing up during the depression and dust storms on the plains, he resolved not to be a farmer. After graduating from college he went on for graduate study in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago where he began writing his doctoral dissertation, James Joyce and The Temptation of Modern Gnosticism. He began teaching at Western Michigan University in 1963, and in 1973 took a half-time leave of absence to begin conducting a School of Homesteading on his farm near Bangor, Michigan. From 1973 until his retirement in 2006, he continued to write about agrarian as well as theological ideas.
Evolution of a Post-Christian Theology focuses on Dr. Kaufman’s academic life as a professor of religion at Western Michigan University (and earlier work at the University of Chicago), but his growing interest in ecological matters over time is evident, with chapter titles such as “From Holy Spirit to Earth Spirit.”
The book is scheduled for publication in October 2020 and will be available from Amazon.