Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies
334 Pardee Hall
(610) 330-5181


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago

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

Selected publications:
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