Craig Detweiler

Dr. Craig Detweiler
AddressFuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182

Associate Professor of Theology and Culture and Co-director of the Reel Spirituality Institute, Fuller Theological Seminary

B.A., Davidson College,
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary,
M.F.A., University of Southern California,
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary,

Craig Detweiler joined Fuller in 2008 as associate professor of theology and culture. He is also co-director of the Reel Spirituality Institute, the area of Fuller’s Brehm Center focused on theology and film. Dr. Detweiler previously taught at Biola University in La Mirada, California, as associate professor of mass communication and chair of its Film, TV, and Radio Program.

Detweiler is a filmmaker who has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films. His most recent film, the social documentary Purple State of Mind (2008), won “Best Spiritual Film” at the Breckenridge Film Festival, and his documentary Williams Syndrome: A Highly Musical Species (1996), won a Cine Golden Eagle. He also wrote the films Extreme Days (2001) and The Duke (1999). Detweiler has served as a juror for several film festivals and produced the annual City of the Angels Film Festival in Los Angeles, California, as well as the inaugural Reel Lives Film Festival: The Cancer Chronicles in Geneva, Switzerland. He leads a coalition of schools and educators to the Sundance Film Festival each year for Fuller’s WindRider Forum in Park City, Utah.

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