John F. Weatherly Professor of Religion | Director, Master of Liberal Arts Program

Texas Christian University

 

teaching: JUNE 2019

The Bible’s Three Worlds

MTWRF 9:40am-11:10pm, BEA 105

The Sacred and the Short Story

MW 5:30pm-9:50pm, BEA 323

Outside the walls of Heraklion, Crete, in the tower of Martinengo lies the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis; TCU Honors students journeyed there for CP4.

Outside the walls of Heraklion, Crete, in the tower of Martinengo lies the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis; TCU Honors students journeyed there for CP4.

2019 marks the Bicentenary of the birth of Mary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot, in Nuneaton, England, on 22nd November, 1819. Numerous conferences, special events, and commissioned books are being scheduled to celebrate this  anniversary . My new publication,   George Eliot, Illuminated by The Message: Literary Portals to Prayer  , is one such timed release. Rather than resembling the heavily-annotated critical studies that are expected of me, this little book seems to work best as a literary  lectio divina  – with an impish, poignant, and decidedly unsychophantic nod to  Alexander Main .  Recently, I served as a guest with Paul John Roach on his World Spirituality Radio Talk Show on the Unity Online Radio network.  The show is now available in the Unity.FM archives:   https://www.unityonlineradio.org/world-spirituality/literary-portals-prayer   and on Paul’s website:   http://www.pauljohnroach.com/literary-portals-to-prayer-with-darren-middleton-ph-d/

2019 marks the Bicentenary of the birth of Mary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot, in Nuneaton, England, on 22nd November, 1819. Numerous conferences, special events, and commissioned books are being scheduled to celebrate this anniversary. My new publication, George Eliot, Illuminated by The Message: Literary Portals to Prayer, is one such timed release. Rather than resembling the heavily-annotated critical studies that are expected of me, this little book seems to work best as a literary lectio divina – with an impish, poignant, and decidedly unsychophantic nod to Alexander Main.

Recently, I served as a guest with Paul John Roach on his World Spirituality Radio Talk Show on the Unity Online Radio network.

The show is now available in the Unity.FM archives:
https://www.unityonlineradio.org/world-spirituality/literary-portals-prayer

and on Paul’s website:

http://www.pauljohnroach.com/literary-portals-to-prayer-with-darren-middleton-ph-d/

contact info

Office: BEA 303 | Office Hours: 8:30am-9:30am; 4:30pm-5:30pm MW

Phone: (817) 257-6445

Email: d.middleton2@tcu.edu



Bend it like Jonathan Middleton…

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My latest publication, George Eliot: Literary Portals to Prayer, is now available.

Also, the online issue of The Athenaeum Review now features my "Best Books in Christian Historical Fiction" essay.

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