Joshua Abrego

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Department of Theology and Religion
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: Pentecostal Theology and Embodiment
Supervisor: Dr Jeremy Kidwell and Professor Wolfgang Vondey
PhD Theology and Religion


  • BA in Bible and Theology, 2013, Christian Life College
  • MA in Christian Ministry, 2017, Evangel University


  • Assistant Professor at Christian Life College (Stockton, CA, United States)


Currently, my research is focused on how enactive approaches to cognition can help inform a Pentecostal approach to autobiographical narrative. One of the central hypotheses of my research is that in light of the way that memory is recalled, the most valuable approach to autobiographical narrative is not necessarily a concern for accurate recall, but a concern for how it is recalled in conjunction with the narrative it is assumed we are a part of in the present. Furthermore, this hypothesis is being researched in conjunction with teleological Pentecostal assumptions about epistemology. Other related areas of interest include embodied cognition, phenomenology, and Christian ethics.

Other activities

  • Member, American Academy of Religion (2019-present)
  • Member, Society for Pentecostal Studies (2019-present)


Academic presentations

  •  “Christian Ethics and Embodiment: Toward a Christological Enactivism of Autobiographical Narrative” in the American Academy of Religion Western Region Conference, Ethics Session. March 2020.
  • “Enaction and Pentecostal Theology: Toward a Pentecostal Approach to the Narrativity of the Mind” in the Urshan Graduate School of Theology Symposium. February 2021.
  • “A Just Weight and Measure: The Relationship Between Ethical Economic Exchange and Worship” in the Christian Ethics Interest Group at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. March 2021.