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.
|John Cha||Associate Professor, Chair||507-933-6167|
|Marcia Bunge||Professor and Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies||507-933-7469 and 507-933-7469|
|Thia Cooper||Associate Professor||507-933-6296||web|
|Casey Elledge||Associate Professor||507-933-6295||web|
|Mary Gaebler||Associate Professor||507-933-6290|
|Deborah Goodwin||Associate Professor||507-933-6012|
|Sarah Ruble||Associate Professor||507-933-6163|
|Mary Solberg||Associate Professor||507-933-7470||web|
|Blake Couey||Assistant Professor||507-933-7475|
|Chris Johnson ’85||Adjunct Assistant Professor||507-933-7159|
|Kristian Petersen||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-7096||web|
|Nathaniel Van Yperen||Visiting Assistant Professor|
|Bernhard Erling ’43||Professor Emeritus|