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David M. Craig
Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Adjunct Faculty in Philanthropic Studies

Phone: 317-274-3689
Email: davcraig@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335A


David Craig Religious Studies, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-274-3689 davcraig@iupui.edu Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Adjunct Faculty in Philanthropic Studies
B.A. Oberlin College 1987
M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School 1990
M.A. Princeton University 1995
Ph.D. Princeton University 1998
History of religious and secular traditions of moral thought in the west, economic justice, health care ethics, ethics of consumption, virtue theory, democratic theory, religion and politics, religion and social theory Recent courses: R133 (Introduction to Religion), R379 (Religion and Philanthropy), R383 (Religion, Ethics, and U.S. Society), R384 (Religion, Ethics, and Health), R386 (Ethics of Consumption), R393 (Comparative Religious Ethics, R433 (Theories of Religion). IUPUI Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement, 2015
IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award, 2003-04
IUPUI Trustees Teaching Award, 2006-07
Faculty Author and Leader, inaugural IUPUI Common Theme Project, 2008-2010
Steering Committee, Ethics Section, American Academy of Religion (2000-2006) Books: Health Care as a Social Good: Religious Values and American Democracy (Georgetown University Press, 2014); John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption (University of Virginia Press, 2006). Sample Articles and Chapters: "Mission Integrity Matters: Balancing Catholic Health Care Values and Public Mandates, in Law, Religion, and Health Care in America (Cambridge University Press, 2017); "Everyone at the Table?: Religious Activism and Health Care Reform in Massachusetts," Journal of Religious Ethics (2012): 335-358; "Debating Desire: Civil Rights, Ritual Protest, and the Shifting Boundaries of Public Reason," Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics (2007): 157-82; and "The Give and Take of Philanthropy" in Good Intentions (Indiana University Press, 2005). 1 0 0 0 0 REL REL,CSRES
C. Conrad Cherry
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

Email: ccherry37@yahoo.com
Campus Address: CA 341


C. Cherry Emeritus/Retired Faculty, Religious Studies ccherry37@yahoo.com Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies B.A. McMurry University 1958
Ph.D. Drew University 1965
American religious history, and the teaching and practice of religion in American colleges and universities The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (Doubleday 1966, Indiana University Press 1990),
God's New Israel (Prentice Hall 1971,University of North Carolina Press 1998),
Nature and Religious Imagination (Fortress Press 1981),
Horace Bushnell (Paulist Press 1985),
Hurrying Toward Zion (Indiana University Press 1995), and (co-editor)
Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
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Matthew G. Condon
Trustees Lecturer

Phone: 317-278-1326
Email: mgcondon@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335


Matthew Condon Religious Studies 317-278-1326 mgcondon@iupui.edu Trustees Lecturer Ph.D., M.A., Divinity School, The University of Chicago
B.A., Georgia State University
Religion and Violence, Religious Identity and Ethics, Religion and Literature, Modern Religious Thought Militant Religion (394), Religion and Violence (R381), Religion and Its Monsters (R348), Contemporary Religious Thought (R343), Modern Religious Tribalism (R300), Religion and Literature (R300), Love and Justice (R300), Religion and Imagination (R223), Comparative Religions (R212), Introduction to Religion (R133) Lecturer Development Grant (Summer 2007)
Honors Faculty Fellowship (Summer 2006)
Lecturer Development Grant (Summer 2006)
Grant-in-Aid for Teaching (2005-2006)
Lecturer Development Grant (2005)
Co-Sponsor, Religious Studies Students Association; IU-School of Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards, 2011-2013; Department of Religious Studies, Curriculum Committee, 2009—; IU-School of Liberal Arts, Faculty Affairs Committee, Spring 2010; Steering and planning committee, American Academy of Religion, Colloquium on Violence & Religion sessions, 2007-2009; Teaching and Advising Committee, School of Liberal Arts, 2006-2007; Student Retention for Religious Studies Committee, 2006-2007 "The Unnamed and the Defaced: The Limits of Rhetoric in Augustine's Confessiones," Journal of the American Academy of Religion; "The Cost of Redemption in Conrad's Lord Jim," Literature and Theology; and several book reviews for Religious Studies Review. 1 0 0 0 0 REL REL
Edward E. Curtis, IV
Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts; Professor of Religious Studies; Adjunct Professor of American Studies and Africana Studies

Phone: 317-278-1683
Email: ecurtis4@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335


Edward Curtis Africana Studies, Religious Studies, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-278-1683 ecurtis4@iupui.edu Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts; Professor of Religious Studies; Adjunct Professor of American Studies and Africana Studies B.A., Kenyon College, 1993
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1997
D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa, 2000
Africana religions; Islamic studies; U.S. history; modern Middle East; religion and politics. Religion and Culture; Introduction to Islam; African American religions; Islam in America; Religion and Racism; Theories of Religion; Islam and Modernity. National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Director, 2015, 2017.
Fulbright Fellow, 2009-2010
Carnegie Scholar, 2008-2009
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, National Humanities Center, 2004-2005.
Middle East Partnership Initiative Grant, United States Department of State and USAID, 2004-2005.
Andrew Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies, 1993-4.
Co-Founder and Co-Editor, Journal of Africana Religions, 2011-
Co-Director, "World Religions in Greater Indianapolis," Ivy Tech Community College, 2015-2017.
The Practice of Islam in America. (NYU Press, 2017).
Muslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service. (IU Press, 2016).
Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West. (Bloomsbury, 2015).
The Call of Bilal: Islam in the African Diaspora. (UNC Press, 2014).
Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, general editor. (Facts on File, 2010).
Muslims in America: A Short History (Oxford University Press, 2009).
New Black Gods: Arthur Huff Fauset and the Study of African American Religions, co-editor (IU Press, 2009).
The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, editor (Columbia University Press, 2008).
Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975, (UNC Press, 2006).
Islam in Black America: Identity, Liberation, and Difference in African-American Islamic Thought (SUNY Press, 2002).
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Thomas J. Davis
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts
Professor of Religious Studies
Co-Editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
Adjunct Professor of Philanthropic Studies


Phone: 317-274-8448
Email: iock100@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 439


Thomas Davis Religious Studies, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Liberal Arts Dean's Office 317-274-8448 iock100@iupui.edu Dean of the School of Liberal Arts
Professor of Religious Studies
Co-Editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
Adjunct Professor of Philanthropic Studies
B.A. West Georgia College 1979
M. Div. Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary 1982
Ph.D. University of Chicago 1992
History of Christianity, Reformation history and thought, the Eucharist and exegesis in sixteenth-century Europe, images of John Calvin in American culture, Religion and Philanthropy The Clearest Promises of God: The Development of Calvin's Eucharistic Teaching (1995)
By the Waters of Babylon: One Family's Faith-Journey through Illness (1995; Chinese-language edition, 1999)
God in My Grief: The Music of Grace when Loss Lives On (1998)
The Christmas Quilt: A Novel (2000)
John Calvin (2005)
The Aluminum Christmas Tree: A Novel (2005)
This Is My Body: The Presence of Christ in Reformation Thought (2008)
John Calvin's American Legacy (editor, 2010)
Religion in Philanthropic Organizations: Family, Friend, Foe? (editor, 2013)
The Devil Likes to Sing (2014)
numerous articles
(Co-editor) Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
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Arthur Emery Farnsley, II
Research Professor of Religious Studies
Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture

Phone: 317-278-6492
Email: afarnsle@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 417


Arthur Farnsley Religious Studies, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-278-6492 afarnsle@iupui.edu Research Professor of Religious Studies
Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
AB, Philosophy, Wabash College
MAR, Religion, Yale University
PhD, Religion and Society, Emory University
Religious organizations and religion's impact on other organizations
Faith-based welfare reform
Religion and Politics
Comparative Religion Franz Award for Outstanding Teaching (IUPUC, 2006)
Teacher of the Year (Agnes Scott College, 1993)
Claude Lambe Fellow (IHS, 1984-5)
John Mills Fellow (Wabash College, 1983)
Board of Directors and DeToqueville Society, United Way Bartholomew County
Board of Directors, ARTColumbus
Range Officer, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association
Numerous speaking engagements for civic groups and congregations
Flea Market Jesus (Cascade Books, 2012) Sacred Circles, Public Squares: The Multicentering of American Religion (IU Press, 2004)
Rising Expectations: Urban Congregations, Welfare Reform, and Civic Life (IU Press, 2003)
Southern Baptist Politics: Authority and Power in an American Denomination (Penn State Press, 1994)
"Flea Market Believers" (Christianity Today)
"The Church in the City" (Christian Century Magazine)
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Philip Goff
Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies

Phone: 317-274-8410
Email: pgoff@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 417G


Philip Goff American Studies, Religious Studies, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, CSRES Executive Committee 317-274-8410 pgoff@iupui.edu Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies
B.A. Nyack College 1986
M.A. University of Kansas 1988
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1993
American Religious History Who’s Who Among Teachers 2000-02, 2004-05, 2005-6;
Who’s Who in America 2000-02;
Who’s Who in the World 1999-01;
Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century 2000;
2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century 2000.
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation;
Series Editor, The American Religious Experience (Greenwood Press)

co-editor and chapter author Themes in Religion and American Culture (University of North Carolina Press, 2004),

co-editor The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in American Since 1945 (Columbia University Press, 2005);

contributions to The Blackwell Companion to the History of the American West, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, and Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture

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Kelly E. Hayes
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Women's Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Africana Studies


Phone: 317-278-2639
Email: keehayes@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335E


Kelly Hayes Africana Studies, Religious Studies, Women's Studies 317-278-2639 keehayes@iupui.edu Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Women's Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Africana Studies
B.A. with honors University of Wisconsin-Madison 1991
M.A. University of Chicago 1996
Ph.D. University of Chicago 2004.
Afro-Brazilian and Afro-diasporan religions; Women & religion; Gender/Sexuality and religion; Possession religions; Ritual studies; new religious movements; black magic IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute project grant, 2017;
IUPUI Summer Research and Creative Activity grant, 2015;
IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Society grant, 2014;
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute project grant, 2014;
Thomas Robbins Award for Excellence in the Study of New Religions, 2013;
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant (Brazil) 2012;
Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant 2012;
IUPUI Arts and Humanities project grant 2010;
IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies travel grant 2010;
Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad (Moi University, Kenya) 2009;
SLA Research and Creative Activity grant 2009;
IU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies travel grant 2008;
IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities 2006;
NEH Summer Seminar 2005;
Faculty co-advisor for the Religious Studies Student Association;
adjunct faculty in Africana Studies;
adjunct faculty in Women's Studies;
Holy Harlots: Femininity, Sexuality, and Black Magic in Brazil (University of California Press, 2011);
"I am a Psychic Antenna: The Art of Joaquim Vilela," Black Mirror, Vol 2 (forthcoming 2017).
"Where Men are Knights and Women are Princesses: Gender Ideology in Brazil's Valley of the Dawn," in Irreverence and the Sacred: Critical Studies in the History of Religions, eds. Hugh B. Urban and Greg Johnson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in press.
"Women and Religion in Brazil," in Brill Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil, eds. Bettina Schmidt and Steven Engler, 395-430. Leiden: Brill, 2016.
"Valley of the Dawn" profile, World Religions and Spiritualities Project, September 2015. http://www.wrldrels.org/profiles/ValleyOfTheDawn.htm.
"Spirits of Shadows and Light," Abraxas: International Journal of Esoteric Studies, Vol 6, November 2014.
“Intergalactic Space-Time Travelers: Envisioning Globalization in Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn,” Nova Religio, Vol 16, No. 4: 63-92. May 2013.
“Dispatches from the Frontlines Between Faith and Reason: On the Twentieth Anniversary of Discourse and the Construction of Society,” CSSR Bulletin, Vol 38, No. 3, September 2009: 1-5.
“Feiticeiras and Donas-de-Casa: The Afro-Brazilian Spirit Entity Pomba Gira and the Cultural Construction of Femininity in Brazil,” Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad, Revista Latinoamericana, No. 2, 2009: 49-71.
“Serving the Spirits, Healing the Person: Women in Afro-Brazilian Religions,” in Women and New and Africana Religions, eds. Lillian Ashcraft-Eason, Darnise Martin, and Oyeronke Olademo, 101-122. Santa Barbara: Praeger/ABC-CLIO Press, 2009.
“The Dark Side of the Feminine: Pomba Gira Spirits in Brazil,” Gendering Global Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity, ed. Chima J. Korieh and Philomena E. Okeke-Ihejirika. New York: Routledge, 2008;
"Wicked Women and Femmes Fatales: Gender, Power, and Pomba Gira Spirits in Brazil," History of Religions , August 2008;
"Black Magic and the Academy: Macumba and Afro-Brazilian Orthodoxies," History of Religions , May 2007;
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William J. Jackson
Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

Phone: 317-274-7643
Email: wijackso@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335 B


William Jackson Religious Studies 317-274-7643 wijackso@iupui.edu Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies B.A. Lyndon State College 1975
M.T.S. Harvard University 1977
M.A. Harvard University 1979, Ph.D. Harvard University 1984
Comparative study of religion, Asian arts and literature, South Indian bhakti (devotion) in the lives and works of singer-saints; and Fractal Geometry in the Humanities - recursive patterns in music, literature, art, and architecture.

Hindu Temple Fractals
For All Fractal Purposes
Gandhi's Art of Nonviolently Transforming Evil
Research Fellow, Bellagio Research Center, Italy (Rockefeller Foundation), 2000;
Contemplative Practice Fellowship Program, American Council of Learned Societies, 2000
The Wisdom of Generosity (Baylor University Press, 2008);
Heaven's Fractal Net: Retrieving Lost Visions in the Humanities (Indiana University Press, 2004);
Tyagaraja-Life and Legacy, Songs of Three Great South Indian Saints (Oxford University Press);
Tyagaraja and the Renewal of Tradition: Translations and Reflections (Motilal Banarsidass);
J.L. Mehta on Heidegger, Hermeneutics and Indian Tradition (E.J. Brill);
and articles on poets and creative thinkers involved in the renewal of traditions.
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Andrea R. Jain
Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies

Phone: 317-274-1721
Email: andrjain@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335E


Andrea Jain Religious Studies, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-274-1721 andrjain@iupui.edu Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies Ph.D., Rice University (2010); Graduate Certificate in the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Rice University (2010); M.A., Rice University (2009); B.A., Southern Methodist University (2004) Contemporary spirituality and the history of modern yoga; the yoga industry’s relationship to neoliberalism, market capitalism, and consumer culture; the intersections of gender, sexuality, and yoga; religion and politics in contemporary society; and methods and theories in the study of religion. Course offerings include Hinduism and Buddhism, Yoga Traditions, Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus, Theories of Religion, and Comparative Religions IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Internal Grant (2016); Summer Research, Creative Activity, and Scholarship Grant (School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, 2016); New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploratory Travel Fellowship (Indiana University, 2014); Crovetto Award for Excellence in the Study of New Religious Movements with Ties to South Asia (Nova Religio, 2012); Shipps Travel Award (School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, 2012); Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion Summer Research Fellowship (2012); Summer Research Grant (School of Liberal Arts, IUPUI, 2012); Outstanding Advisor to a Student Organization (IUPUI for service to the Religious Studies Student Association, 2012) Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Religion Editorial Board, Nova Religio Co-Chair, Yoga in Theory and Practice Group, American Academy of Religion Peace, Love, Yoga: Mainstreaming Dissent in Pop Spirituality (Oxford, forthcoming)

“Subversive Spiritualities: Yoga’s Complex Role in the Narrative of Sex and Religion in the Twentieth Century U.S.” Devotions and Desires: Religion and Sexuality in the Twentieth Century United States (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, in press). Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). “Jain Modern Yoga: The Case of Preksha Dhyana.” Jain Yoga (New York: Rutledge, 2015). “Who Is to Say Modern Yoga Practitioners Have It All Wrong?: On Hindu Origins and Yogaphobia.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 82(2) (2014): 427-471. “Conversion to Jain Traditions.” The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). “Muktananda: Entrepreneurial Godman, Tantric Hero.” Gurus of Modern Yoga (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). “Branding Yoga: The Cases of Iyengar Yoga, Siddha Yoga, and Anusara Yoga.” Approaching Religion 2(2) (2012): 3-17. “The Malleability of Yoga: A Response to Christian and Hindu Opponents of the Popularization of Yoga.” Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 25 (2012): 3-10. “The Dual-Ideal of the Ascetic and Healthy Body: The Jain Terapanth and Modern Yoga in the Context of Late Capitalism.” Nova Religio 15(3) (February 2012): 29-50. “Erotic Motherhood and the Ideal Son: Mythology as Psychotherapy in the Krishna-Bhakti Tradition. Pastoral Psychology 59(1) (February 2010): 53-64. “Quietism and Karma: Non-Action as Non-Ethics in Jain Asceticism.” Common Knowledge, Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 2 15(2) (Spring 2009): 197-207. “The Varieties of Religious Development in Adulthood: A Longitudinal Investigation of Religion and Rational Choice.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 89(1) (August 2005): 78-89.
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E. Theodore Mullen, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies

Email: emullen@iupui.edu


E. Mullen Religious Studies emullen@iupui.edu Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies B.A. Davidson College 1970
Ph.D. Harvard University 1976
biblical studies with special emphasis upon Hebrew bible, ancient Near Eastern cultures, languages, and religion,religious literature and ethnic identity, and social world formation and maintenance The Divine Council in Canaanite and Early Hebrew Literature (Scholars Press, 1980),
Narrative History and Ethnic Boundaries (Scholars Press, 1993),
and Ethnic Myths and Pentateuchal Foundations (Scholars Press, 1997);
and articles in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Harvard theological Review and Journal of Biblical Literature
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Jan Shipps
Professor Emerita of History and Religious Studies and
Senior Research Associate for the POLIS Center 1995-present

Email: shipps@iupui.edu


Jan Shipps Emeritus/Retired Faculty, Religious Studies, Emeritus/Retired, History, Emeritus/Retired shipps@iupui.edu Professor Emerita of History and Religious Studies and
Senior Research Associate for the POLIS Center 1995-present
B.S. Utah State University 1961
M.A. University of Colorado 1962
Ph.D. University of Colorado 1965
history of American religion, religions in the making, religion in urban America, and Mormonism Liberal Arts Outstanding Faculty Award 1985,
Grace Arrington Mormon Studies Award 1986,
Glenn W. Irwin Research Scholar1989-90,
and Franklin College Brannigan Scholar 1994
Sojourner in the Promised Land (forthcoming);
(editor) Journals of William E. McLellin (1994);
Mormonism: The Story of A New Religious Tradition (1985);
and numerous articles on Mormonism
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Glenn E. Snyder
Visiting Lecturer in Religious Studies (and Classics)

Phone: 317-274-1465
Email: glsnyder@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 502E


Glenn Snyder Classical Studies, Religious Studies 317-274-1465 glsnyder@iupui.edu Visiting Lecturer in Religious Studies (and Classics) Ph.D., Harvard University, 2010 A.M., Harvard University, 2005 M.A.R., Yale University, 2002 B.A., Indiana University, 1998 New Testament and early Christian studies (esp. Paul); Israelite studies from the Persian to Islamic periods; ancient Mediterranean myth, philosophy, and religion (e.g., Egyptian, Greek, and Roman) CLAS C205, "Classical Mythology"; CLAS G131-132, "Ancient Greek"; REL R133, “Introduction to Religion"; REL R243, "Introduction to the New Testament"; REL R300, "From Gnostics to Gnosticism"; REL R300, "Jews and Christians in Antiquity"; REL R315, "Hebrew Bible" (Tanakh/Old Testament); REL R325, "Paul and His Influence in Early Christianity"; REL R353, "Judaism"; REL R400, "Marytrdom in Early Christianity" Snyder, Glenn E. Acts of Paul: The Formation of a Pauline Corpus. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2.352. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. Bovon, François. New Testament and Christian Apocrypha: Collected Studies II. Ed. Glenn E. Snyder. WUNT 237. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009; reprinted in Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2011. 1 0 0 0 0 REL WLAC-CLAS,REL
Peter J. Thuesen
Professor of Religious Studies
Adjunct Professor of American Studies
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
Director of Humanities Research, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture

Phone: 317-274-5942
Email: pthuesen@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 417D


Peter Thuesen American Studies, Religious Studies, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-274-5942 pthuesen@iupui.edu Professor of Religious Studies
Adjunct Professor of American Studies
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
Director of Humanities Research, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998
M.A., Princeton University, 1995
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
U.S. religious history; Christian thought; the Bible in American culture; religion, weather, and the sublime; theological debates over predestination, providence, and theodicy; Catholic-Protestant relations in the U.S.; Mormonism and American culture; history of the book in colonial British America REL-R133 (Introduction to Religion), REL-R103 (The Bible and Culture), 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 Chair, Department of Religious Studies (2009-2015)
Executive Committee, IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society (2014-2016)
Senior Warden, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis (2013-2014)
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)
Current project: Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather (Under contract with Oxford University Press).
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, editor (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008); final volume in the Yale edition of Edwards; includes 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 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History.
Co-editor, with Philip Goff and Arthur E. Farnsley II, The Bible in American Life (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
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Joseph Lennis Tucker Edmonds
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Religious Studies

Phone: 317-274-7366
Email: jtuckere@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA504E


Joseph Tucker Edmonds Africana Studies, Religious Studies, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-274-7366 jtuckere@iupui.edu Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Religious Studies B.A., Brown University M.Div., Union Theological Seminary Ph.D., Duke University African and African American Religions, Religion and Globalization, Liberation Theology, Womanist Theology, Alternative Christianities, New Religious Movements in the African Diaspora Religion and the Politics of Dissent in the African American Experience, Comparative Liberation Theologies, Comparative Religions 0 0 0 0 0 REL AFRO,REL,CSRES
Rachel M. Wheeler
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: 317-274-7394
Email: wheelerr@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA 335B


Rachel Wheeler Religious Studies, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Max Kade German-American Center, Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society 317-274-7394 wheelerr@iupui.edu Associate Professor of Religious Studies B.A. Carleton College 1991
M.A. Yale University 1993
Ph.D. Yale University 1998
American religious history, colonial American history, Native American religions, religion and food, religion and music Religion and Culture (R101) American Religion (R173) Prophets, Captives and Converts (R312) Native American Religions (R367) Indiana University, New Frontiers Experimentation Fellowship (2015-16) IUPUI Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant (2015-16) Fulbright Senior Researcher/Lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz and Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (2011-2012) Co-Leader, NEH Summer Institute, “"The Many and the One’: Religion, Pluralism, and American History” (2010) Indiana University President's Arts and Humanities Initiative (2004) NEH Fellowship for College Teachers (2000-2001) To Live upon Hope: Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast Cornell University Press, 2008 Articles in Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation, Religion and American Culture: A Reader, Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture and The Journal of the Early Republic 1 0 0 0 0 REL REL,RELPROJ,MAXKADE,CSRES
Kimberly L. Allanson


Phone: 317-274-1103
Email: allanson@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA313


Kimberly Allanson Religious Studies 317-274-1103 allanson@iupui.edu 0 1 0 0 0 REL REL
Thomas Foust


Phone: 317-274-1103
Email: foustt@iupui.edu
Campus Address: CA313


Thomas Foust Religious Studies 317-274-1103 foustt@iupui.edu 0 1 0 0 0 REL REL
Wayne Husted
Assistant Manager, Student Technology Computing, UITS

Phone: 317-274-5629
Email: whusted@iu.edu
Campus Address: IT 212B


Wayne Husted Religious Studies 317-274-5629 whusted@iu.edu Assistant Manager, Student Technology Computing, UITS B.A., Central Michigan University, 1977 M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992 0 1 1 0 0 REL REL