Department of Religion

The program of the department of Religion is designed to meet the needs of all students for a better understanding of religion as a basic aspect of human experience, of the Christian heritage and its contemporary expressions, and of the methods appropriate to the study of religion.

Because the data of religion are so varied, its study involves the use of perspectives and methods from several fields including the arts and foreign languages, social sciences and literature, history and philosophy. Thus the study of religion offers a unique opportunity for the type of integrated study that is desirable in a liberal arts education.

Marcia BungeProfessor and Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies507-933-7469
Thia CooperProfessor507-933-6296web
John ChaAssociate Professor507-933-6167
Blake CoueyAssociate Professor507-933-7475
Casey ElledgeAssociate Professor507-933-6295
Mary GaeblerAssociate Professor507-933-6290
Sarah RubleAssociate Professor507-933-6163
Samuel J KesslerAssistant Professor507-933-6012
Fuad NaeemAssistant Professor507-933-7096
Nate Van YperenVisiting Assistant Professor507-933-7548
Janine GenelinAdministrative Assistant, Old Main507-933-7548