Dr. Inese Radzins
Associate Professor of Theology
510/849-8932 | iradzins@psr.edu

Dr. Radzins’ research interests lie in the intersection of theology and political theory, philosophy, and women’s/gender studies. She teaches courses in constructive, feminist, and political theology, Swedenborgian thought, and modern philosophy. Dr. Radzins has published articles on Emanuel Swedenborg and Simone Weil, and is currently working on a manuscript that explores the relationship between politics and cosmology in Weil’s works.

Academic Credentials
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Washington University, 1989
Master of Divinity, Yale University Divinity School, 1993
Master of Sacred Theology, Yale University Divinity School, 1995
Doctorate of Philosophy, Religion, Vanderbilt University, 2005

Publications and Research

Book manuscript

The Spirit of Labor: Simone Weil’s Political Theology – in progress
Under Contract with T&T Clark/Bloomsbury


““Completion without any Representable End:” A Theory of Artistic Creation in Simone Weil’s Timaeus” in Cahiers Simone Weil (ed. Robert Chenavier), forthcoming Summer 2015.

“Simone Weil’s Political Theology” in Political Theology (Maney Publishing), forthcoming Spring 2015.

“On Swedenborg’s Critique of Theology” in Emanuel Swedenborg: Exploring a “World Memory” Context, Content, Contribution, ed Karl Grandin (Center for the History of Science, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences), 2013.           

“Le christianisme matérieliste de Simone Weil: la “compatibilité entre marxisme et christianisme” in Cahiers Simone Weil Tome 34:3 (Sept 2011):267.

“A New Religion? Simone Weil’s Revised Christianity” in The Relevance of the Radical: Simone Weil 100 Years Later ed Rebecca Rozelle and Lucian Stone (T&T Clark International), 2009.

“Simone Weil’s Political Philosophy: Toward a Post-Colonial Critique of Power” in New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Resistance, Religion and Ethical-Political Relations ed Pamela Sue Anderson (Kluwer), 2009.

“Simone Weil’s Need for Roots” in Empire and Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians ed. Kwok Pui Lan, Jeorg Rieger, Don Compier (Fortress Press), 2007.


Book Reviews

Review of James C. Livingston’s Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century. Church History 77:1, Mar 2008 (American Society of Church History) 239-242.

Review of Gavin Flood’s The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition. Church History 75:3, Sept 2006 (American Society of Church History) 718.

Other publications

Political Theology Syllabus discussion, forthcoming Sept 2014. www.politicaltheology.com/blog

Interview with Vincent Lloyd about his book, The Problem with Grace: Reconfiguring Political Theology, There is Power in the Blog, Oct 2011 http://www.politicaltheology.com/blog/?p=840

“Simone Weil” in the Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology; ed Fergusson, Kilby, McFarland, Torrance (Cambridge), 2011.

“Thinking Like the Angels: Swedenborgian House of Studies Graduation Address,” The Messenger Volume 231:8, Nov 2008 (Swedenborgian Church of North America).

Marijas dziesmas un stāsti (Songs and Stories of Mary), co-editor (Klints Publishing, Riga Latvia), 2005. This book is an anthology of sermons, stories and poetry by Latvian women theologians.