Thomas Medford Elbourn III

Adjunct Faculty

Founders Hall 321

Thomas Elbourn eats, breathes, and lives the study of Religion and Theology, at the heart of a Liberal Arts education. Passionate to bring students into questioning their presuppositions and reflecting upon their own lives, Professor Elbourn loves directing students towards the joys and challenges of pursuing Truth, Goodness, and Beauty as universal human ends. He awakens students to recognize themselves, and everyone else, as theologians already, who possess some belief regarding what is Ultimate. Professor Elbourn’s interests and specialties include political theology, theological ethics, existentialism, Biblical Theology, Protestantism, Balthasar, and the intersection of religion with modernity and its socio-economic structures.


Master of Theology (ThM)

 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2019.

 Master of Divinity (M.Div)

 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2018.

 Bachelor of Arts (BA)

 Assumption College, Psychology and Theology, 2014.

 Associate of Arts (AA)

 Mount Wachusett Community College, 2012.

Courses Taught

THE100: Intro to Theology

THE200: Faith & Reason

THE201: Problem of God


2021 d’Alzon Faculty Summer Grant


“Anything and Everything All of the Time: Escaping Democracy’s Infernal Nadir of Individualism with Emmanuel d’Alzon” 2021 Summer d’Alzon Grant/Virtual Library (Oct 10, 2023)

 “Servants of Caesar: The Politically Violent Love of Luther and Calvin.” The Heythrop Journal 63, no.4 (July 2022; online: Sep 17, 2020): 626-637.


“The Doctrine of One-Kingdom: Barth Reforming the Reformers on Church and State.” Theology for Everyone: An Evening with Karl Barth at GCTS. South Hamilton, MA. Sep 26, 2019.