Associate Professor of Psychology and Theology
Dr. McMartin specializes in the areas of systematic theology, religious epistemology, philosophical theology, and theological integration. Recent investigations have included the epistemic effects of sin, eudaimonistic ethics, and the doctrines of sin and humanity. He teaches systematic theology and theological integration for Rosemead School of Psychology and for Talbot School of Theology and serves on the pastoral team of a local church, overseeing equipping ministries.
“Theological Perspectives on Trauma: Human Flourishing After the Fall,” book chapter forthcoming in Aten, J. & Walker, D. (Eds.). (2012). Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.co-authored with Richard Langer and M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall.
“Analytic Philosophy and Christian Theology,” forthcoming in Religion Compass.
“The Virtue of Courage in the Western Philosophical Tradition,” in Celinski, M.J., & Gow, K.M. (Eds.). (2011).Continuity versus Creative Response to Challenge: The Primacy of Resilience and Resourcefulness in Life and Therapy. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
“Human Flourishing: The Context for Character Development in Christian Higher Education,” Christian Higher Education 9, no. 4 (September 2010): 336-360; co-authored with Richard Langer and M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall.
“The Role of Suffering in Human Flourishing: Contributions from Positive Psychology, Theology, and Philosophy”Journal of Psychology and Theology38, no. 2 (Summer 2010): 111-121; co-authored with M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall and Richard Langer.
“The Imago Dei as the Capacity for Relationship: Unifying Relational and Ontological Theories,” Far West Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, April 2011.
“Reassessing the Biblical Case for Anthropological Dualism: A Response to Joel Green,” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, November 2010.
“Human Flourishing and Suffering: Restoring the Dialogue Between Positive Psychology, Theology, and Philosophy,” co-authored with M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall and Richard Langer, Christian Association of Psychological Studies conference in Overland Park, KS, April 2010.
“Conflicts among Modern Theologies and Contemporary Resolutions,” Far West Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, April 2008.
“Compatibility Issues: Virtue Ethics and Sociobiology,” Religion and Science Group, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2004.
“A Premature Funeral? A Critique of Stanley Grenz's Rejection of Foundationalism,” Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, November 2004.
“Radical Conceptualism and the Noetic Effects of Sin,” Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, November 2004.
“On the Varieties of Sin's Effects on Knowledge,” Far West Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, April 2004.
“A Critique of Arguments from the Noetic Effects of Sin Against Epistemological Foundationalism,” Pacific Society of Christian Philosophers meeting, April 2005. Earlier version presented at the Western Regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion, March 2004.
“Concept Formation and the Essence of Christianity,” (Paper on Schleiermacher) Nineteenth Century Group, Western Regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion, March 2001.