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Peter J. Thuesen

Campus Address: CA 417D
Phone: (317)274-5942
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: pthuesen@iupui.edu
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Professor of Religious Studies
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture


B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
M.A., Princeton University, 1995
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998

Academic Interests

United States religious history, the Bible in American culture, history of Christian thought since the Reformation, Mormonism and American culture, history of the book in colonial British America, race and religion in American history


REL-R133 (Introduction to Religion), REL-R173 (American Religions), REL-R180 (Introduction to Christianity), REL-R313 (Religion and American Ideas), REL-R314 (Religion and Racism), REL-R339 (Varieties of American Religion), REL-R397 (Mormonism and American Culture)


Co-PI (with Philip Goff and Art Farnsley) on a $507,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment for a three-year research project, "The Bible in American Life" (2011-2014); Overseas Conference Fund Grant, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs, Indiana University (2009); Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, Research Travel Grant (2007); Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant (2006); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (2003); fellowships from the Louisville Institute, the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009; paperback, 2011). Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award for History/Biography (2010).
The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 26, Catalogues of Books, ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008). Final volume in the Yale edition of Edwards. Includes a 113-page critical introduction to Edwards' lifelong career as a reader.
In Discordance with the Scriptures: American Protestant Battles over Translating the Bible (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; paperback 2002). Winner of the Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History.


Executive Committee, IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society (2014-)
Governing Board, Institute for Advanced Study, IU Bloomington (2009-2011)
Nominating Committee, American Society of Church History (2007-2008)
Council, American Society of Church History (2004-2007)

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