With approximately 60 faculty members, the Graduate Division of Religion is the second-largest doctoral program at Emory. Most faculty members have appointments in the Department of Religion or in Candler School of Theology, but some have primary appointments in other areas of the University, including Comparative Literature, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, and the School of Law. This range of background and scholarship makes the GDR faculty one of the most diverse faculties in American doctoral education and enriches the student experience.

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Recent GDR Faculty Publications

Noel Leo Erskine, Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery (Oxford UP, 2014)

James Hoesterey. 2015. Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Stanford).

Susan Hylen.  2015. A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church (Oxford).

Timothy Jackson. 2015. Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy (Eerdmans)

Scott Kugle. 2016. When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry (University of North Carolina).

Ellen Ott Marshall, ed.  2016. Conflict Transformation and Religion: Essays in Faith, Power, and Relationship (Palgrave MacMillan).

Devaka Premawardhana. 2018. Faith in Flux: Pentecostalism and Mobility in Rural Mozambique (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Velcheru Narayana Rao. 2016. Text and Tradition in South India (Permament Black)

Vernon K. Robbins, co-editor with Robert H. von Thaden, Jr. and Bart B. Bruehler. 2016.Foundations for Sociorhetorical Exploration: A Rhetoric of Religious Antiquities Reader (Society for Biblical Literature).

Vernon K. Robbins, co-editor with J. M. Potter. 2015.,Jesus and Mary Reimagined in Early Christian Literature (Society for Biblical Literature).

Ted Smith, ed. 2016. Questions Preachers Ask (Westminster John Knox)

Devin J. Stewart, 2015. Disagreements of the Jurists: A Manual of Islamic Legal Theory (New York University).

Brent A. Strawn. 2017. The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Baker Academic).

Brent A. Strawn, co-editor with Bill T. Arnold. 2016. The World around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East (Baker Academic).

Brent A. Strawn, co-editor with Izaak J. de Hulster and Ryan P. Bonfiglio. 2015. Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: An Introduction to Its Method and Practice (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Brent A. Strawn, co-editor with Michael J. Chan. 2015. What Kind of God? Collected Essays of Terence E. Fretheim (Eisenbrauns).

Brent A. Strawn, editor in chief. 2015. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (Oxford University Press).