The Department of Philosophy & Religion offers majors and minors in both philosophy and religion, as well as a combined philosophy and religion major.

Below you will find scholarly and other professional works of faculty in Philosophy & Religion.

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Submissions from 2015

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Hobby Lobby’s ‘Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs’: The Problem of Theological Terminology in American Politics and Jurisprudence, Brent Hege

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Monotheism, James F. McGrath

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Religion’s Future and the Future’s Religions Through the Lens of Science Fiction, James F. McGrath

Submissions from 2014

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Professor McGrath Offers a Scholarly Take On Religion and Doctor Who, Marc Allen and James F. McGrath

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Aspects of Human Historiographic Explanation: A View from the Philosophy of Science, Stuart Glennan

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Carl F. Craver and Lindley Darden: In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries Across the Life Sciences, Stuart Glennan

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Contesting Faith, Truth, and Religious Language at the Creation Museum: A Historical-Theological Reflection, Brent A. R. Hege

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On the Relation between Quantum Mechanical and Neo-Mechanistic Ontologies and Explanatory Strategies, Meinard Kuhlmann and Stuart Glennan

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Iris Young, Radical Responsibility, and War, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2013

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Hindu-Christian Conflict in India: Globalization, Conversion, and the Coterminal Castes and Tribes, Chad M. Bauman

Hindu-Christian Conflict in India: Globalization, Conversion, and the Coterminal Castes and Tribes, Chad M. Bauman

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Review of "Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics", Brent A. R. Hege

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Theology, Politics, and Antimodernism in Nazi Germany: Problematizing Theological Rhetoric and Political Theology, Brent A. R. Hege

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Permanent Wartime, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2012

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Conversion Careers, Conversions-For, and Conversion in the Study of Religion, Chad Bauman

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Political Competition, Relative Deprivation, and Perceived Threat: A Research Note on Anti-Chrstian Violence in India, Chad Bauman and Tamara Leach

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„Zurück zu Schleiermacher! und von Schleiermacher aus vorwärts!“ Georg Wobbermin and the Legacy of Schleiermacher in Weimar Liberal Protestantism, Brent A. R. Hege

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Barack Obama as Just War Theorist: The Libyan Intervention, Harry van der Linden

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On the Violence of Systemic Violence: A Critique of Slavoj Žižek, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2011

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Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2010

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The Desert of the Real: Christianity, Buddhism & Baudrillard in The Matrix Films and Popular Culture, James F. McGrath

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From Combat Boots to Civilian Shoes: Reflections on The Chickenhawk Syndrome, Harry van der Linden

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Just Military Preparedness, U.S. Military Hegemony, and Contingency Planning for Intervention in Sudan: A Reply to Lango and Patterson, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2009

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Barack Obama, Resort to Force, and U.S. Military Hegemony, Harry van der Linden

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Questioning the Resort to U.S. Hegemonic Military Force, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2008

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Review of The Crisis of Secularism, Chad M. Bauman

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Liberal Theology in the Weimar Era: Schleiermacher and the Question of Religious Subjectivity in the Methodenstreit between Georg Wobbermin and Karl Barth, Brent Hege

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History and Fiction in the Acts of Thomas: The State of the Question, James F. McGrath

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Review of Kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels, James F. McGrath

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Combatant’s Privilege Reconsidered, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2007

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Is Global Poverty a Moral Problem for Citizens of Affluent Societies?, Harry van der Linden

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Just War Principles: An Introduction with Further Reading, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2006

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Book Review of "Indian Religions: Renaissance and Renewal", Chad M. Bauman

Submissions from 2005

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The modeler in the crib, Stuart Glennan

Submissions from 2004

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Conflicting Visions of the Real: Christianity, Buddhism & Baudrillard in The Matrix films and popular culture, James F. McGrath

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"Immigration," "Immanuel Kant", and "Kantian Ethics", Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2001

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Contextual Unanimity and the Units of Selection Problem, Stuart M. Glennan

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Russian Religious Thought and the Future of Orthodox Theology, Paul Valliere

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Beyond the liberal peace project: toward peace with justice, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 1999

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The nature of science: A perspective from the philosophy of science, Juli T. Eflin, Stuart Glennan, and George Reisch

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Cohen, Hermann (1842 - 1918), Harry van der Linden

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Neo-kantianism, Harry van der Linden

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Windelband, Wilhelm (1848 - 1915), Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 1998

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A rebellious son? Hugo Odeberg and the interpretation of John 5.18, James F. McGrath

Submissions from 1997

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Capacities, universality and singularity, Stuart M. Glennan

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Probable causes and the distinction between subjective and objective chance, Stuart M. Glennan

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Going up and coming down in Johannine legitimation, James F. McGrath

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Prologue as Legitimation: Christological Controversy and the Interpretation of John 1:1-18, James F. McGrath

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Uncontrived Messiah or Passover Plot? A Study of A Johannine Apologetic Motif, James F. McGrath

Submissions from 1996

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Johannine Christianity: Jewish Christianity?, James F. McGrath

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“Equality of Opportunity”, Harry van der Linden

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Marx's Political Universalism, Harry van der Linden

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"Moral Relativism", Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 1995

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Computationalism and the problem of other minds, Stuart M. Glennan

Submissions from 1994

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Hermann Cohen’s Political Philosophy and the Communitarian Critique of Liberalism, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 1993

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The Humanity of God in liberal Orthodox theology, Paul Valliere

Submissions from 1992

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The Social and Political Role of the Orthodox Church in Post-Communist Russia, Paul Valliere

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Review of Hans Reiss, editor, Kant, Political Writings (1991), Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 1991

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Cohen, Collective Responsibility, and Economic Democracy, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 1984

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Marx and morality: an impossible synthesis?, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 1976

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Problem of liberal orthodoxy in Russia, 1905, Paul Valliere