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 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


Book chapters

  1. Preludiu la o fenomenologie a Scripturii, cu referire la Origen.” In Adevărul e simfonic, ed. Alin Tat and Călin-Daniel Pațulea (Cluj-Napoca: Editura Napoca Star, 2018).

Journal articles

  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.” Irish Theological Quarterly 82(4) (2017): 303-321.
  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. Edward Feser, “Teleologia. Un ghid pentru curioși.” In De la Aristotel la John Searle și înapoi. Patru articole filosofice, ed. Alin Tat. București: Editura Eikon, 2017.
  2. Douglas Farrow, “T.F. Torrance și erezia latină. Laudă și critică la adresa unuia dintre cei mai mari teologi ai secolului XX.” In Paradisul Regăsit, ed. Alin Tat. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Napoca Star, 2017.

Conference Presentations

  1. Encountering the Church in the Scriptures.” Paper presented at Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest Conference, Houston, Texas. October 14, 2017.
  2. “Christian apokatastasis contra Crisp and Walls.” Paper presented at Rethinking Hell Conference 2015, Pasadena, California. June 18-20, 2015.