Specialization: Christian origins
Religious Studies 214: Christianity: From Jesus to the Third Millennium
Religious Studies 301: Philosophies of Religion
Research interests: religion and literature; reception history of the Bible; philosophy of religion; comparative religion; history of Christianity
The Sanctification of Don Quixote: From Hidalgo to Priest.
Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art.
The Literary Kierkegaard.
Editor, A Museum of Faiths: Histories and Legacies of the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions.
Editor, Literature, Religion, and East/West Comparison: Essays in Honor of Anthony C. Yu.
Co-editor, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (prospective 30 volumes).
Co-editor, Studies in Religion and the Arts (Brill monograph series).
North American general editor, Literature and Theology: An International Journal of Religion, Theory and Culture.
Honors: Jones Faculty Lecture Award; Jones Award for Superior Teaching and Excellence of Scholarship; Mary Louise Van Artsdalen Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement