Telford C. Work

Telford C. Work

Religious Studies
Professor of Theology

Phone: (805) 565-6199
Office Location: Porter Center 5

Office Hours
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m. in the DC
(sign up on my door)
Thursday 9:55 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
in my office (sign up on my door);
and by appointment


Telford Work is professor of theology at Westmont College. He is currently serving as Chair for the Department of Religious Studies. He is the author of Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Living through the Lord’s Prayer (Eerdmans, 2007) and Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation (Eerdmans, 2002), and a contributor and signatory of In One Body through the Cross: the Princeton Proposal for Christian Unity (Eerdmans, 2003).

His articles have appeared in Oxford University Press and Eerdmans books, Theology Today, Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Pro Ecclesia, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Quarterly, Perspectives, The New Pantagruel, Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, and Re:generation Quarterly. He is also an associate editor of Pro Ecclesia. His Ph.D. in religion (theology and ethics) is from Duke University, where he minored in New Testament and Islamics and distinguished himself by failing to attend even one basketball game. He also holds an M.A. in theological and biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, at whose Santa Barbara extension campus he teaches, and a B.A. in political science from Stanford University. He maintains an extensive website at He and his wife Kim have four children (Jeremy, Daniel, Junia, and Benjamin), and thus he has no time for hobbies.