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

Kendall Soulen. 2022. Irrevocable: The Name of God and the Unity of the Christian Bible, (Augsburg Fortress Publishers).

Timothy Jackson. 2021. Mordecai Would Not Bow Down: Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Christian Supersessionism, (Oxford University Press).

Gary Laderman
. 2020. Don't Think About Death (Deeds Publishing).

Jacob L. Wright. 2020. War Memory, and National Idenity in the Hebrew Bible, (Cambridge University Press).

Joyce Flueckiger. 2020. Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds (SUNY Press)

Don Saliers. 2020. Themes and Variation: Music and Imagination, (G.I.A. Publishing, 2020).

Deanna Ferree Womack, 2020. Neighbors: Christians and Muslims Building Community, (Westminster John Knox Press).

Edward L. Phillips. 2020. The Purpose, Pattern, and Character of Worship, (Abingdon Press).

Scott Kugle. 2020. When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry, (The University of North Carolina Press).

Harshita Kamath. 2019. Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance. (University of California Press).

Bobbie Patterson. 2019. Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice: A Field Manual for Helping Professionals and Volunteers (Routledge: October 2019).

Deanna F. Womack. 2019. Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria. (Edinburgh University Press).

Rkia Elaroui Cornell
. 2019.Rabi’a from Narrative to Myth: The Many Faces of Islam’s Most Famous Woman Saint, Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya (ca. 717-801 CE) (London: Oneworld Academic).

Anthony Briggman. 2019. God and Christ in Irenaeus. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Edited by Gillian Clark and Andrew Louth. (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

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

Ellen Ott Marshall, 2018, Introduction to Christian Ethics: Conflict, Faith, and Human Life. Westminster John Knox Press.

Susan Hylen. 2018. Women in the New Testament World (New York: Oxford University Press.

Arun W. Jones. 2017. Missionary Christianity and Local Religion: American Evangelicalism in North India, 1836 – 1870 (Baylor University Press).

Ted A. Smith. ed. 2017. Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality (Routledge). 

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).

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).

Timothy Jackson. 2015. Political Agape: Christian Love and Liberal Democracy (Eerdmans).
James Hoesterey. 2015. Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Stanford).