The Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Bell, Jr.
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Professor of Theological Ethics
Daniel Bell is Professor of Theological Ethics at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. He is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. A graduate of Stetson University, he earned the Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and the Doctor of Philosophy degree (in theology and ethics) from Duke University.
He is the author of numerous publications, including Liberation Theology After the End of History(Routledge, 2001) and Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church Rather than the State (Brazos, 2009). He is currently (2011) completing a book on theology and economy.
A gifted scholar and an enthusiastic teacher, Dr. Bell is active in Habitat for Humanity and prison ministry, has led study seminars to Latin America and Mexico, and regularly takes students on cross cultural immersion trips to Honduras. At Southern Seminary Dr. Bell's principle teaching responsibilities are in the area of theology and ethics. He also serves as the Director of Methodist Studies.
Prior to joining the Southern Seminary faculty in the Fall of 2000, Dr. Bell was Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Il. Prior to that, he taught at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, and at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.
He was guest lecturer at the Bangor Pastor Theologian Group in March, 2011.