Number of full-time faculty: 7
Average number of majors per class year: 20
B.A.Williams College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago
Scholarly interests: Western religious ethics and moral theory, contemporary Christian ethics, environmental ethics, the ethics of biotechnology, the ethics of consumption.
Brantley W. Gasaway
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Miami University; B.A. College of William & Mary
Scholarly interests: Religion in America; Religion & Politics; Religion & Law; Evangelicalism; Religion & Gender
B.A. University of Iowa; M.A., Ph.D. University of Texas-Austin
Scholarly interests: South Asian religions.
M.A., D. Phil., J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Scholarly interests: Rabbinic literature (Midrash, Talmud and Responsa) and medieval Hebrew manuscripts using semiotic, linguistic and cultural theory methods, comparative literature, Jewish history and thought, Jews in Egypt, Jewish magic, Jews in Germany.
Carol Wayne White
B.A. Loyola College; S.T.M. Harvard Divinity School; M.Div. Andover Newton Theological School; Ph.D. Iliff
School of Theology and University of Denver
Scholarly Interests: philosophy of religion, process theology and philosophy, poststructuralist and feminist philosophies, critical theory and religion, religious naturalism, science and religion
Ph.D., Princeton University; M.A., SOAS, University of London; B.A., Claremont McKenna College
Scholarly interests: East Asian religions; Buddhism; Daoism; religious biography; Buddhist material culture; religion, economics, and industry.
Maria Antonaccio is the author of Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch (Oxford, 2000) and of numerous journal articles on topics in moral theory and religious ethics.
Paul Macdonald is the author of Knowledge and the Transcendent: An Inquiry into the Mind’s Relationship to God (Catholic University of America Press, 2009). He also has published articles in Religious Studies, Modern Theology and The Thomist.
Karline McLain is the author of India’s Immortal Comic Books: Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes (Indiana University Press, 2009) and of several journal articles on Hinduism and Indian media/popular culture.
Rivka Ulmer’s three-volume edition of Pesiqta Rabbati, a midrashic work, was republished in paperback; her articles focus upon cultural issues relating to rabbinic literature (Queen Cleopatra, Egyptian gods, homosexuality) in Henoch, Harvard Theological Review and other journals, as well as in encyclopedias and Festschriften.
Carol Wayne White is the author of Reverberations of a Mystical Naturalism: Revitalizing the Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679) (SUNY Press, 2008) and of numerous articles on topics in philosophy of religion and the intersections of critical theory and religion.
Bioethics: Issues in Ethics
Contemporary Religion: Race, Gender and Sexuality
Epic India: Comics, Films and Text
Essentials of Christian Thought
God and Morality
God, Nature and Knowledge
God, Suffering and Evil
Hinduism and Film
History of Western Religious Thought
Individual Studies in Religion
Introduction to Asian Religions
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Introduction to Religion
Introduction to Religion in America
Introduction to the Bible
Israel: Land, People and Tradition
Issues of Religion and Culture
Major Religious Movements
Major Religious Thinkers
Perspectives in Religion and Science
Philosophy of Religion
Religion and American Politics
Religion and Constitutional Law
Religion and Ecology
Religion and Literature
Religion and Popular Culture
Religion and the Loss of Traditional Faith
Religions of China
Religions of East Asia
Religions of Japan
Religions of South Asia
Theories of Religion
Topics in American Religion
Topics in Religion and Law
Women in Judaism