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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Documents from 2013

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

Documents from 2012

Christianity and Hinduism: An Annotated Bibliography, Chad M. Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, and Michelle Voss Roberts

Review of "An Introduction to Christian Theology", Brent A. R. Hege

Review of "Take My Hand: A Theological Memoir", Brent A. R. Hege

Review of "The Church Event: Call and Challenge of a Church Protestant", Brent A. R. Hege

Review of "What’s Wrong with Sin? Sin in Individual and Social Perspective from Schleiermacher to Theologies of Liberation", Brent A. R. Hege

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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

Review of The Messiah: A Comparative Study of the Enochic Son of Man and the Pauline Kyrios, James F. McGrath

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

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

On the Violence of Systemic Violence: A Critique of Slavoj Žižek, 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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Indian Christian Historiography from Below, from Above, and in Between., Chad M. Bauman

Review of "Missionaries and their Medicine", Chad M. Bauman

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Singular and General Causal Relations: A Mechanist Perspective, Stuart Glennan

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Review of Introduction to Modern Theology: Trajectories in the German Tradition, Brent Hege

Review of "Thinking with the Church: Essays in Historical Theology", Brent A. R. Hege

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Robots, Rights and Religion, James F. McGrath

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On Hearing (Rather Than Reading) Intertextual Echoes: Christology and Monotheistic Scriptures in an Oral Context, James F. McGrath

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

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

Submissions from 2010

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Mechanisms (Oxford), Stuart Glennan

Review of Contemporary Christologies: A Fortress Introduction, by Don Schweitzer, Brent Hege

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Review of Contemporary Christologies: A Fortress Introduction, by Don Schweitzer., Brent Hege

A Reforming Tradition Struggles with Change: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Historic Vote on LGBT Ordination, One Year Later, Brent A. R. Hege

The Online Theology Classroom: Strategies for Engaging a Community of Distance Learners in a Hybrid Model of Online Education, Brent A. R. Hege

The Suffering of God? The Divine Love and the Problem of Suffering in Classical and Process-Relational Theisms., Brent A. R. Hege

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Reading the Story of Miriai on Two Levels: Evidence from Mandaean Anti-Jewish Polemic about the Origins and Setting of Early Mandaeism, 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

Documents from 2009

Review of "Religious Division and Social Conflict", Chad M. Bauman

The Specter of ‘Spirituality’—On the (In)Utility of an Analytical Category, Chad M. Bauman

Out of India: Immigrant Hindus and South Asian Hinduism in the United States Chad Bauman and Jennifer Saunders, Chad M. Bauman

Fuzzy But Not Warm: On the (Continuing) Descriptive and Analytical Inutility of ‘Spirituality', Chad M. Bauman, Gene Gallagher, and Davina Lopez

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Lies, Lyres, and Laughter in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes, Christopher Bungard

Faith at the Intersection of History and Experience: The Theology of Georg Wobbermin, Brent A. R. Hege

Jesus Christ as Poetic Symbol: Wilhelm Bousset’s Contribution to the Faith-History Debate, Brent A. R. Hege

The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in its Jewish Context, James F. McGrath

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

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

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From Hiroshima to Baghdad: Military Hegemony versus Just Military Preparedness, Harry van der Linden

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

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

Documents from 2008

Postcolonial Anxiety and Anti-Conversion Sentiment in the Report of the Christian Missionary Activities Enquiry Committee, Chad M. Bauman

Review of 'The Crisis of Secularism', Chad M. Bauman

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Review of The Crisis of Secularism, Chad M. Bauman

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

Redeeming Indian ‘Christian’ Womanhood?: Missionaries, Dalits, and Agency in Colonial India, Chad M. Bauman

Productivity, relevance and natural selection, Stuart Glennan

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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

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

History and fiction in the Acts of Thomas: The state of the question, James F. McGrath

Review of 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

Documents from 2007

Whose Science and whose Religion? Reflections on the Relations between Scientific and Religious Worldviews, Stuart Glennan

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Artificial Minds and Human Religions: An illustration of the diversity of possible intersections between religious thought and practice and technological advances, James F. McGrath

Was Jesus illegitimate? The evidence of his social interactions, James F. McGrath

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

Would the United States Doctrine of Preventative War Be Justified as a United Nations Doctrine?, Harry van der Linden

Submissions from 2006

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

Singing of Satnam: Blind Simon Patros, Dalit Religious Identity, and Satnami-Christian Music in Chhattisgarh, India, Chad M. Bauman

Introduction to the Modern Orthodox Tradition, Paul Valliere

The Left and Humanitarian Intervention, Harry van der Linden

Documents from 2005

Modeling mechanisms, Stuart Glennan

“Questioning Just War Theory,” review of Michael Walzer, Arguing About War, Harry van der Linden

Economic Migration and Justice, Harry van der Linden and Josh Clark

Documents from 2004

Two Powers’ and Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism, James F. McGrath and Jerry Truex

The Modernity of Khomiakov, Paul Valliere

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

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

Documents from 2003

Explaining, Assessing, and Changing High Consumption, Harry van der Linden

Documents from 2001

Review of Alexander Kaufman, Welfare in the Kantian State (1999), 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

Documents from 1998

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

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

Change in Christology: New Testament Models and the Contemporary Task, James F. McGrath

Submissions from 1997

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

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

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

Review of James C. VanderKam's The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, James F. McGrath

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

Russian Orthodoxy and Human Rights, Paul Valliere

Review of Roger J. Sullivan, An Introduction to Kant's Ethics (1994), Harry van der Linden

Documents from 1996

Johannine Christianity: Jewish Christianity?, James F. McGrath

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Johannine Christianity: Jewish Christianity?, James F. McGrath

Review of Barbara Thiering, "Jesus of the Apocalypse. The Life of Jesus after the Crucifixion”, James F. McGrath

Review of Lawrence H. Shiffman "Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls. The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, The Lost Library of Qumran", James F. McGrath

Review of The World of Classical Myth, by Ruck and Staples, Paula Saffire

Marx's Political Universalism, Harry van der Linden

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Marx's Political Universalism, Harry van der Linden

Documents from 1995

Review of Parasarathy's translation of the Cilappatikaram of Ilanko Atikal, Paula Saffire

Kant, the Duty to Promote International Peace, and Political Intervention, Harry van der Linden

Review of Kenneth Baynes, The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism: Kant, Rawls, and Habermas (1992), Harry van der Linden

Documents from 1994

Why There Can't be a Logic of Induction, Stuart Glennan

Whip, Whipped, and Doctors: Homer's Illiad and Camus' The Plague, Paula Saffire