Curriculum Vitae

medieval scholar at work 1 My interests include Christian theology, philosophy, and the intersection of the two. Some of my favorite theologians include Origen, St. Catherine of Siena, Joseph Ratzinger, and Dumitru Stăniloae. I have written on topics such as the theological-epistemological role of tradition, intercessory prayer, and universal salvation.

I can be contacted by email at snemes2 [at] gmail [dot] com.


  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2017—current
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013-2016 (3.92 GPA)
  • B.A. Philosophy, minor Religious Studies, Arizona State University, 2009-2013 (summa cum laude, 4.0 GPA)


  • Grand Canyon University (Jan 2015 — current)
    • Adjunct Professor (PHI-103, PHI-413 online): Aug 2016 — current
    • Instructional Assistant (CWV 101, ENG-106, PHI-103): Jan 2015 – Dec 2016


  1. On the Priority of Tradition: An Exercise in Analytic Theology.” Open Theology 3 (2017): 274-292.
  2. (with Jordan Wessling) “The Medicine which Heals the World: Praying for Salvation with Catherine of Siena.” Forthcoming in Irish Theological Quarterly.
  3. Praying Confidently for the Salvation of All.” Forthcoming in Heythrop Journal. doi: 10.1111/heyj.12378 (A pre-publication draft is available here.)
  4. Christian apokatastasis: Two Paradigmatic Objections.” Journal of Analytic Theology 4 (2016): 66-86 .

Book Reviews

  1. Ilaria Ramelli, The Christian Doctrine of Apokatastasis: A Critical Assessment from the New Testament to Eriugena.” Journal of Analytic Theology 3 (2015): 226-233.


  1. Douglas Farrow, „T.F. Torrance și erezia latină. Laudă și critică la adresa unuia dintre cei mai mari teologi ai secolului XX.” Paradisul Regăsit, ed. Alin Tat. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Napoca Star, 2017.

Conference Presentations

  1. “Christian apokatastasis contra Crisp and Walls.” Paper presented at Rethinking Hell Conference 2015, Pasadena, California. June 18-20, 2015.