Professor of Religion, Amherst College

I teach courses in the areas of Modern Western Religious Thought, Philosophy of Religion, and Methods and Theories in the Study of Religion. My courses include "Christianity, Philosophy, and History in the 19th Century", "Religion and Conspiratorial Thinking", "The Cognitive Science of Religion", and "Evangelical Christianity". I have written books on the early nineteenth-century theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher and on the "hermeneutics of suspicion" as embodied in the works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Sigmund Freud.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Religion, Amherst College