Religion

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Faculty & Staff

Sid Brown Email icon

Professor of Religion, Chair

Sid Brown

Sid Brown teaches in the area of Asian Religions, specializing in Theravada Buddhism. Brown also focuses on religious responses to environmental issues and religious conceptions of relationships between human and other-than-human animals.

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Larry Carden Email icon

Associate Professor of Religion

Larry Carden

Larry Carden's courses deal primarily with the philosophy of religion and with Western religious traditions. Special interests include the writings of Søren Kierkegaard and reflections on the reality of God in contemporary philosophical theology.

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Tam Parker Email icon

Professor of Religion

Tam Parker

Dr. Parker teaches in the area of social ethics, Jewish and holocaust and religious violence studies.

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Jerry Smith Email icon

Professor of Religion and Marshal of the University Faculties, Robert M. Ayres Jr. Distinguished University Chair

Jerry Smith

Gerald Smith teaches in the area of religion and culture. Smith's interests include rural religion, environmental and place studies, settlement history, material culture and cartography. His field work includes study of landscape, villages, churches, cemeteries, barns, and log and stone structures.

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Eric Thurman Email icon

Assistant Professor of Religion

Eric Thurman

Eric Thurman teaches in the area of Biblical Studies, specializing in the New Testament. He also focuses on issues of gender and sexuality in the Bible and its interpretation as well as the relationship between the Bible and the histories of colonialism/imperialism.

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Joe Wiinikka-Lydon Email icon

Visiting Instructor

Joe Wiinikka-Lydon

Joe Wiinikka-Lydon is currently a doctoral candidate at Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion and a member Emory's Religion, Conflict and Peace-building Initiative. He is working on a dissertation entitled “Violence and the Language of Virtue,” which investigates the role of mass violence on an individual’s moral being.

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