Skip to main content
Stephen Lawson headshot

Stephen Lawson 

Assistant Professor


Stephen Lawson is Assistant Professor of Theology at Lipscomb University – Austin Center. He completed his PhD in historical theology from Saint Louis University in 2021. His dissertation examined the work of Erik Peterson (1890–1960) in the context of the historicist tradition of German theology and the revolt against historicism associated with Karl Barth. His work has been published in Modern TheologyNewman Studies JournalLogos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, and elsewhere. His current research primarily focuses on the role of metaphysics in theology, theological responses to historical reasoning, the theology of history, eschatology, political theology, and theological method. His lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Emily and their three sons: Maximus, Elijah, and Augustine. Apart from teaching and research Stephen enjoys cooking, reading fiction and poetry, and spending time with his family, especially exploring nature with his children.