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Religious Studies : Research Interests


  1. Mark Chaves, Professor Chaves specializes in the sociology of religion. Most of ...
  2. Mark S. Goodacre, New Testament, Gospels, Historical Jesus, Paul, Christian Origins, Gospel of Thomas, Jesus in Film, the Internet
  3. Richard Jaffe, Japanese Buddhism, Buddhism and Modernity, and Classical Texts
  4. David Morgan, material culture of religion, religion and media
  5. Melvin K. Peters, Septuagint
  6. Leela Prasad, Anthropology of Ethics, modern Hinduism, Gandhi, Anthropology of Religion, Colonialism & Postcolonial Theory, Gender & Religion

Associate Professor

  1. Laura S. Lieber, History of Biblical Interpretation; Rabbinics; Early and Medieval Synagogue
  2. Joseph R. Winters, Religion and Critical Theory; African American Religious Thought; African American Literature; Continental Philosophy

Recent Emeriti

  1. Hans J. Hillerbrand, History, Reformation, 16th Century
  2. Wesley A. Kort, Religion and Modern Culture; Religious and Literary ...
  3. Bruce B. Lawrence, Islam, India, and Religion in Cyberspace
  4. Carol L. Meyers, Archaeology of the Biblical World; Social History of Ancient Israel; Gender In Ancient Near East
  5. Eric M. Meyers, Late Biblical Literature, Rabbinics, Archaeology
  6. Lucas Van Rompay, Syriac and Eastern Christianity.


  1. David Aers, Medieval and Reformation Literature and Theology
  2. Sarah Beckwith, Medieval Literature, Shakespeare, Ordinary Language Philosophy
  3. Malachi H. Hacohen, Cosmopolitanism
  4. J. Lorand Matory, Cultural anthropology of Africa and the African diaspora; African-inspired religions; transnationalism and the dynamism of ethnic identities; Black Ethnic Diversity in the US; the Culture of Higher Education
  5. Kenneth J. Surin, Political science
  6. Annabel J. Wharton, Art and history, Art History
  7. Katharine B. Dubois, Medieval Christianity, gender and sexuality
  8. John Freeman, cultural anthropology, ethnohistory, indology, religion
  9. Mohsen Kadivar, Modern Qur’anic Studies, Classical Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Legal & Ethical Theories, Islamic Political Thought, Human Rights and Democracy in Islam, Classical and Modern Shi’a Theology

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