Elaine Heath

Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology
059D Langford

Duke Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

(919) 660-3489
  • B.A. (Oakland University)
  • M.Div. (Ashland Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (Duquesne University)

Elaine Heath's scholarly work integrates systematic, pastoral, and spiritual theology in ways that bridge the gap between academy, church, and world. Her research interests focus on evangelism and spirituality, evangelism and gender, the new monasticism, and emergence in church and in theological education. Heath is the author of numerous books and monographs, the most recent of which is Five Means of Grace: Experience God's Love the Wesleyan Way (2017).  She is also the co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, which provides opportunities for clergy and laity to learn how to live in intentional communities and how to develop missional communities and social enterprise in diverse social contexts. Her other publications include God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church (2016),  Missional.Monastic.Mainline (co-authored with Larry Duggins, 2014), The Mystic Way of Evangelism, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition (2017), Naked Faith: The Mystical Theology of Phoebe Palmer (2009), Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Communities (co-authored with Scott Kisker, 2010), We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2011). Dean Heath is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.