Curriculum Vitae
Bryan S. Rennie

Department of Religion, History, Philosophy and Classics
Westminster College
PA 16172
(724) 946 7151

Qualifications

Current Research

Publications

Academic Activities

Presentations

Awards

College Service


QUALIFICATIONS RECEIVED FROM


University of Edinburgh
Faculty of Divinity
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Edinburgh, Scotland

Ph.D. in Religious Studies. Dissertation accepted 20th November, 1991 considering theory and method in the works of Mircea Eliade and evaluating its significance for the academic study of religion. "Mircea Eliade: Making Sense of Religion."

M.A. in Religious Studies, graduating in August, 1988 with first class honours (summa cum laude). Master's Thesis: "W. C. Smith: the Historian of Religion as Theologian."

B.A. in Religious Studies, graduating in August 1977.


PUBLICATIONS


ARTICLES: (Click for Books, Reviews, or Dictionary & Encyclopedia Entries).

“The Religio non est sui generis Confession: Once more unto the Religious Studies/Theology Divide,” The Toronto Journal of Theology 30/1 (2014): 101-110.

"Religion and the Secular: Two Very Different Perspectives that Find them Difficult to Distinguish (Review Article of The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric by Russell T. McCutcheon. Routledge, 2003," Implicit Religion 16/3 (2013): 337-350.

"Raffaele Pettazzoni from the Perspective of the Anglophone Academy" Numen: International Review for the History of Religions 60/5-6 (2013): 649-675.

"Mircea Eliade's Understanding of Religion and Eastern Christian Thought" Russian History 40 (2013): 268-280.

"Heterophenomenology as Self-Knowledge" Bulletin for the Study of Religions 41/3 (2012): 6-11.

"New Directions for Philosophy of Religion: Introduction and Acknowledgements" and
"The History (and Philosophy) of Religions" Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 41/1 (2012): 3 - 4 and 24 - 32.

"Heterological Alternatives in the History of Religion" Religions of South Asia 4/2 (2011): 221 - 231.

"Fact and Interpretation: Sui Generis Religion, Experience, Ascription, and Art" Archaeus XV (2011): 51 - 74.

"After this Strange Starting: Method and Theory and the Philosophy of Religion(s)" Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22/2-3 (2010): 116-135.

"The Influence of Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology on Mircea Eliade's Understanding of Religion" in Hermeneutics, Politics and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade, edited by Wendy Doniger and Christian Wedemeyer, Oxford University Press (2010): 197-213.

"Myths, Models, and Metaphors: Religion as Model and the Philosophy of Science" Religion 39/4 (2009): 340-347.

"Sensul si Sfarsitul lui Mircea Eliade," Origini: Romanian Roots 13/6-7-8 (June, July, and August 2008): 146-150. Translated into Romanian by Elena Borta from the "Introduction" to Changing Religious Worlds: The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade. Albany, NY: The State University of New York Press, 2001, ix-xxiv.

"Mircea Eliade: 'Secular Mysticism' and the History of Religions." Religion, 38/4 (2008): 328-337.

"The Life and Work of Mircea Eliade" in Professor Mircea Eliade: Reminiscences, edited by Mihaela Gligor and Mac Linscott Ricketts. Kolkata, India: Codex, 2008.

"Mircea Eliade: The Perception of the Sacred in the Profane, Intention, Reduction, and Cognitive Theory." Temenos: Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion 43/1 (2007): 73-98.

"Drawing the Theorists' Eye: Comparison as Conclusion in the Case of Mircea Eliade." The Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion 36/3 (September 2007): 75-80.

"Zoroastrianism: The Iranian Roots of Christianity?" The Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, 36/1 (February, 2007): 3-7.

"Mircea Eliade: Apologia pro Opere Suo: An Inspection of Some Foundations," in Thinking about Religion: A Reader, edited by Ivan Strenski, Oxford: Blackwell (2006). Translated as "Mircea Eliade: Apologia pro Opere Suo: Considerarea unor principii fundamentale," in Origini, 9/4-5 (May-June 2005): 11-14.

"An Encounter with Eliade" and "The Life and Works of Mircea Eliade" in Encounters with Mircea Eliade, edited by Mihaela Gligor and Mac Linscott Ricketts, Cluj-Napoca: Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, (2005) 199-202 and 203-216.

"Mircea Eliade: A Secular Mystic in the History of Religions?" Origini. Journal of Cultural Studies, 3/4 (2003): 42-54.

"Compassion and Self-Awareness as Evidence of Insight." The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 4/3 (2003).

"Religion after Religion, History after History: Postmodern Historiography and the Study of Religions," review essay of Religion after Religion: Gershom Scholem, Mircea Eliade, and Henri Corbin at Eranos by Steven Wasserstrom, Beyond the Great Story: History as Text and Discourse by Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr., That Noble Dream: The "Objectivity Question" and the American Historical Profession by Peter Novick, and Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth Century Europe by Hayden White. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 15/3 (2003): 68-99.

"Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Religion: Reconciling a Naturalistic Approach to the Study of Religion with the Belief of the Believer." Origins: Caiete Silvane, Journal of Cultural Studies, 2 (2002): 15-21, also published in Archaeus VI/1-2 (2002):167-182.

"Il n'y a pas un Solution de la Continuite: Eliade, Historiography, and Pragmatic Narratology in the Study of Religion." ARC: The Journal of the Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, 30 (2002): 115-137.

"Count Your Blessings: A Simplified Introduction to the History of Numbering." The Westminster College Inquiry Reader, Tapestry Press, 2001.

"Understanding Theory: A Response to Robert Segal." Culture and Religion, 1/2 (2000): 289-292.

"A Response to 'Mircea Eliade, Postmodernism, and the Problematic Nature of Representational Thinking' by Carl Olson," Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, 12/3 (2000): 422-425.

"Manufacturing McCutcheon: The Failure of Understanding in the Academic Study of Religion." Culture and Religion 1/1 (May 2000): 105-112.

"The View of the Invisible World: An Elaboration on Ninian Smart's Analysis of the Dimensions of Religion and of Religious Experience." Review Essay. The Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, 28/3 (1999): 63-68.

"Manufacturing the Sui Generis Discourse: A Response to Russell McCutcheon's Review of Reconstructing Eliade." Religion 28/4 (1998): 413-414.

"Actualitatea lui Mircea Eliade" (In English--my responses to the editor's questions about Eliade). Origini: A Review of Literature, Ideas, and the Arts, Vol. 1/5&6, Nov.-Dec. 1997, pp. vii & ix.

"Memory, Identity, and Imagination: Imagining the Past and Remembering Destiny," in Memory, History, and Critique. European Identity at the Millennium. Proceedings of the 6th International ISSEI Conference at the University for Humanist Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 1996, eds. Frank Brinkhuis and Sascha Talmor.

"Mircea Eliade: coupable jusqu'à preuve du contraire?" Jurnalul Literar nr. 13-16 (May-June 1994): 2.

"The Religious Creativity of Modern Humanity: Some Observations on Eliade's Unfinished Thought." Religious Studies 31/2 (1995): 221-235. Translated by Raluca Podocea as: "Creativitatea religioasa a umanitii moderne," Jurnalul Literar nr. 9-12 (aprilie 1994): 4-5.

"The Diplomatic Career of Mircea Eliade: a Response to Adriana Berger." Religion 22/4 (1992): 375-392. Translated by Lidia Rosu as: "Cariera diplomatica a lui M. Eliade--un raspuns Adrianei Berger," Jurnalul Literar (Bucharest) nr. 5-8 (feb-mar 1993): 1, 4-5.

"Kali: the Terrible Goddess of Hindu Tantra." The Journal of Religious Studies, Patiala, University of the Punjab, 12/2 (Autumn 1989):27-34.


ENCYCLOPEDIA AND DICTIONARY ENTRIES:

"Eliade, Mircea," in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, vol. 7, edited by Allison, Jr., Dale C., Christine Helmer, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric Ziolkowski. Berlin and Online: Walter de Gruyter (2013): 660-662.

"Mircea Eliade" in the Brill Dictionary of Religions, edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers (2006).

"Mircea Eliade" in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. Bristol: Thoemmes Press (2005).

"Eliade, Mircea (Further Considerations)" in the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Religion, second edition, Macmillan (2005): 2757-63.

"Mircea Eliade," in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward Craig (ed.), London and New York: Routledge, 1998, Volume 3, 260-263.


REVIEWS:

Review of Contemporary Theories of Religion: A Critical Companion edited by Michael Stausberg. Routledge: London and New York (2009). Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22 (2010): 367-369.

Review of The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, edited by Robert A. Segal and The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, edited by John R. Hinnells. The Heythrop Journal, 50/3 (May 2009): 518-520.

Review of The Study of Religion in a New Key: Theoretical and Philosophical Soundings in the Comparative and General Study of Religion by Jeppe Sinding Jensen. (David Brown Book Company) Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, 2003. Religion 38 (2008): 280-82.

Review of The Western Construction of Religion: Myths, Knowledge and Ideology by Daniel Dubuisson. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. The Journal of Religion 87/2 (2007): 315-16.

Review of Journal, 1935-1944: The Fascist Years, by Mihail Sebastian, Ivan R. Dee, 2000. Religion 32/2 (2002): 172-75.

Review of Theorizing about Myth by Robert Segal, University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. Culture and Religion 1/1 (May 2000): 149-150.

Review of Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade by Douglas Allen, Garland Press, 1998. Religion 30/2 (April, 2000): 208-210.

Review of Manufacturing Religion: The Discourse on Sui Generis Religion and the Politics of Nostalgia by Russell McCutcheon, oxford University Press, 1997. Zygon, 35/2 (June 2000): 455-457.

Review of East-West Encounters in Philosophy and Religion, edited by Ninian Smart and B. Srinivasa Murthy, Longbeach Publications, 1996. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 38/2, 1999.

Reviews of Other Peoples' Myths by Wendy Doniger and Metaphorical Worlds by Samuel R. Levin. Style, 24/4, Winter 1990.


BOOKS:


Religion, Terror, and Violence: Religious Studies Perspectives,
edited by Bryan Rennie and Philip Tite. New York, NY and Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2008.
The International Eliade.
Albany, NY: The State University of New York Press, 2007.
Winner of an "Outstanding Academic Title" of 2008 Choice award.


Mircea Eliade: A Critical Reader. London: Equinox Publishing, 2006.

Changing Religious Worlds: The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade, editor.
State University of New York Press, 2001. Translated into Romanian by Elena Borta: Schimbari in lumile ideilor religioase. Mircea Eliade: finalitate si sens.Bucharest, Criterion publishing, 2009.
Click here for a list of reviews.
Reconstructing Eliade: Making Sense of Religion. New York: State University of New York Press, 1996. Translated into Romanian by Mirella Balta, Gabriel Stanescu, and Stefan Stoenescu as Reconsiderandu-l Pe Mircea Eliade: O noua viziune asupra religiei, Criterion Publishing, 1999.
Click here for a list of reviews.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Organizer of a session on "Theorizing Religion and Art," for the North American Association for the Study of Religion at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, November 23rd, 2013.

Guest editor (with Norman Girardot) of Archaeus, Volume XV, Numbers 1-4, 2011: 51-74. Click for description & table of Contents

Guest editor for the journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22/2-3 (2010) special issue on theoretical-critical issues in the study of religion.

Guest editor for the journal Religion 39/4 (2009) special issue on the Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion.


Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Center for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality: 2007-present.

Vice President and Program Chair of the North American Association for the Study of Religion: 2006-2009.
Member of the Executive Council: 2001-2003; 2003-2006.

Convener of two organized sessions on "The Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion: How can Methods and Theories from the Philosophy of Science Contribute to the Interpretation of Religious Data?" 19th International Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Tokyo, March 28th, 2005.

Convener and participant in a session on "The Underlying Terror: Religious Studies Perspectives on the War on Terrorism." 19th International Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Tokyo, March 25th, 2005.

Participant in a round table on "Mircea Eliade: Fifteen Years Later" at the Center for the History of Religions, Faculty of History, University of Bucharest, June 5th, 2002.

Participant in a round table on "The Scientific Posterity of Mircea Eliade." New Europe College, Bucharest. June 3rd, 2002.

Participant in a one hour television program on Mircea Eliade in the series Contemporary Ideas filmed at the Spiru-Haret University, Bucharest. May 31st, 2002.

Respondent and convener of two symposia on Mircea Eliade at the Eighteenth Quinquennial Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Durban, South Africa, August 5-12th, 2000.

2000-present
Member of the Comité Scientifique de Patronage for ARCHÆVS: ÉTUDES D'HISTOIRE DES RELIGIONS, Centre d'Histoire des Religions de l'Université de Bucharest.

1997-present
Series Editor of Issues in the Study of Religion series from the State University of New York Press.
Including:
The Politics of Myth: A Study of C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell, by Robert Ellwood, August 1999.

Changing Religious Worlds: The Meaning and End of Mircea Eliade, edited by Bryan Rennie, November 2000.

Critics not Caretakers: Redescribing the Study of Religion, by Russell McCutcheon, April 2001.

Respondent and organizer of a session at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religions on the Reception of Mircea Eliade in the United States, New Orleans, November 24th, 1996.


PRESENTATIONS

"Religion and Art Behavior--A Theory and an Example: The Biblical Prophets as Postcolonial Street Theater." Paper presented at a session on Theorizing Religion and Art, organized by the North American Association for the Study of Religion at the American Academy of Religion Conference. Baltimore, MD, Saturday November 23rd 2013.

"The Ethology of Art and Religion." Paper Presented to the 4th "Bridges" International Workshop (forging American-Israeli academic collaboration), Akko, Israel, June 5th, 2012.

"Bordering on the Fantastic: Applying the Ethology of Art and Religion to the Work of H.P. Lovecraft." Lecture to the undergraduate seminar on H.P. Lovecraft. Harvard University, Wednesday March 28th 2012, supported by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations..

"Mircea Eliade: Life and Work." Lecture to the graduate class on the History of Religions. Rice University, Tuesday February 21st 2012.

"Mircea Eliade: Fact and Interpretation (Sui Generis Religion, Experience, Ascription, and Art)." Public lecture at Davis Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Friday April 8th 2011, supported by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

"Mircea Eliade and the Cognitive Study of Religion: Consonances between Cognitive Science and Eliadean Concepts (and Possible Applications Concerning Religion and Art)." Annual National Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, Friday October 29th, 2010.

"The History (and Philosophy) of Religions." 20th International Congress of the IAHR. Toronto, Monday August 15th, 2010.

"Religious Liberty and the Role of Religious Traditions in Seeing the World Better." Faculty Workshop on Minorities, Periphery, Education and Multiculturalism. Western Galilee College, Israel. Thursday, May 27, 2010.

"Mircea Eliade and the Cognitive Study of Religion: Contradictory or Complementary Approaches." Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Thursday April 1st, 2010.

"Mircea Eliade: Art, Religion and the Perception of the Sacred." Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA Wednesday March 31st, 2010.

Response to What Science Offers the Humanities by Edward Slingerland. Cognitive Science of Religion Consultation Research Forum. American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Sunday, November 8th, 2009.

"Method and Theory and the Philosophy of Religion(s)." Roundtable on theory and method in the study of religion co-sponsored by the Critical Theory and Discourses in the Study of Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion and the North American Association for the Study of Religion. American Academy of Religion Annual Conference, Saturday, November 7th, 2009.

"The Reception of Raffaele Pettazzoni in the Anglophone Academy." 9th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions/Special Conference of the International Association for the History of Religions. University of Messina, Italy, September 14th - 18th, 2009.

"Eastern Orthodox Thought and Mircea Eliade's Understanding of Religion." Keynote Address at the Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture Biennial Conference, in Columbus, Ohio. October 5, 2007.

"The Life & Work of Mircea Eliade: Perceiving the Sacred in the Everyday World," The New York Open Center, March 9th, 2007.

"Iranian Eschatology and Middle Eastern Religion: The Absence of the Zoroastrian Tradition from Mainstream Anglophone Biblical and Religious Studies," at a session on "Egregious Elephants?: Unexplained Oversights and Omissions in the Academic Study of Religion," organized by the North American Association for the Study of Religion at their annual meeting at the American Academy of Religion Annual national conference, Washington DC, Friday November 17th, 2006.

"The Influence of Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology on Mircea Eliade's Understanding of Religion." Hermeneutics in History: Mircea Eliade, Joachim Wach, and the Science of Religions, a special conference at the Martin Marty Center, the institute for advanced research in the study of religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School. November 3rd, 2006.

"The Influence of Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology on Mircea Eliade's Understanding of Religion." The 6th EASR and IAHR Special Conference, Bucharest, September 20th, 2006

"The Relevance of Mircea Eliade," presentation at the 1st Annual Conference "Towards an Integral Epistemology" at the Esalen Center for Theory and Research, December 15th, 2005.

"Religion as Model of Reality and for Behavior: The Relevance of Geertz's idea for Religious Pluralism," paper delivered at a session on "The Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion: How can Methods and Theories from the Philosophy of Science Contribute to the Interpretation of Religious Data?" 19th International Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Tokyo, March 28th, 2005.

"Collaborative Research Communities: The Case of Zoroastrian Studies." Paper delivered at the Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Monash University, Prato, Italy, Wednesday, 21st July, 2004.

"Eliade in India: Attitudes and Aspirations." Departmental Seminar of the Department of Religious Studies, the University of Lancaster, Monday, 9th February, 2004.

"Compassion as Evidence of Understanding: A Response to Carl Olson's Indian Philosophers and Postmodern Thinkers." The Eastern International Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Mercyhurst College, March 22nd, 2003.

"Mircea Eliade: A Secular Mystic in the History of Religions?" Keynote address delivered to the annual national conference of the Korean Association for the History of Religions, Hanshin University. November 9th, 2002.

"The Religious Creativity of Modern Humanity," paper delivered to the Transpersonal Psychology and Buddhist Studies Society, Seoul Graduate Buddhist University. November 8th, 2002.

"The Meaning of Implicit Religion and the Implicit Religion of Meaning," paper delivered to the graduate department of Religious Studies, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea. November 7th, 2002.

"Mircea Eliade: Archaic, Modern, Postmodern," paper delivered to the department of Religious Studies at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. November 6th, 2002.

"The Possible Contribution of Non-Western Cultures to the Spiritual Healing of the West: A Meditation on the Thought of Mircea Eliade," keynote paper delivered to the conference on "Asian Culture and Healing," Kang Nam University, Seoul, Korea. November 5th, 2002.

"Mircea Eliade: Archaic, Modern, Postmodern," paper delivered to the department of literature at Ahjou University, Seoul, Korea. November 4th, 2002.

"Believing the One among the Many--Religious Narratives as Models of the Real: a Rational Response to Religious Pluralism." The Henderson Lecture at Westminster College, October 9th, 2002.

Paper: "Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Religion: Reconciling a Naturalistic Approach to the Study of Religion with the Belief of the Believer." New Europe College, Bucharest. June 12th, 2002.

"Eliade: A Secular Mystic in the History of Religions?" Paper presented to the Institute of Philosophy of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest. May 31st, 2002.

"lI n'y a pas un resolution de la continuité: Eliadean Anticipations of a New Historiography in the History of Religions." Paper presented by invitation to the Institute of Philosophy of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, August 3rd, 2001.

"The Case of Mircea Eliade: Comparison as Conclusion." The Annual Meeting of the American Academy or Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, November 20th, 1999.

"Eliade's Philosophy of Religion: A Mystical History of Religion?" The Third Annual Conference in Comparative Religion of The Religious Studies Program at New York University: "Method As Path: Religious Experience and Hermeneutical Discourse," New York, April 17th & 18th, 1999.

"Manufacturing McCutcheon: The Failure of Understanding in the Academic Study of Religion." The Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion/Religious Research Association, Montreal, November 6th, 1998.

"Memory, Identity, and Imagination: Imagining the Past and Remembering Destiny," at the international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas on "Memory, History, and Critique: European Identity at the Millennium," Utrecht, the Netherlands, August 18th - 21st, 1996.

"Mircea Eliade: Archaic, Modern, Postmodern." The Eastern Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Montreal, April 22-24, 1994.

"Religious Pluralism and Bootstrap Theory." The Third Interdisciplinary Conference of the Institute for Liberal Studies of Kentucky State University, April 2-4, 1992.

"Mircea Eliade: the Meaning of Implicit Religion and the Implicit Religion of Meaning." The Denton Conference of the Network for the Study of Implicit Religion, May 1990.

"Gavin D'Costa's Critique of John Hick." New College Postgraduate Theological Society, April 1989.


AWARDS

The Watto Award for the Spring/Summer of 2009.

Choice "Outstanding Academic Title of 2008" award from the American Library Association for the edited volume, The International Eliade (Albany, NY: The State University of New York Press, 2007).

 

The Mircea Eliade Centennial Jubilee Medal for contributions to the History of Religions, awarded by the President of Romania, Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest, Romania, September 21st, 2006.

 

The McCandless Scholarship, 2005 - 2006 Academic Year, Westminster College. An annual endowed scholarship awarded by the academic dean and the selection committee to a faculty member engaging in distinguished or especially promising research.

Joseph R. and Elizabeth Henderson Lectureship, 2002-2003 Academic Year, Westminster College. An annual endowed lectureship awarded by the academic dean and the selection committee to a faculty member engaging in distinguished or especially promising research.

Appointed to the Vira I. Heinz Chair in Religion, 2002-2003 Academic Year.

Scottish Education Department award for overseas research (in the Chicago area), Summer and Autumn, 1990.

Scottish Education Department Major Scottish Studentship Award towards the degree of Ph.D., 1988 - 1991.

New College Scholarship for the Dartmouth College exchange programme, Summer quarter, 1988.


REVIEWS OF Reconstructing Eliade

Jurnalul Literar, serie noua, an VII, nr. 9/24, pp. 1, 8, 9 (Mac Linscott Ricketts).

Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 9/3, pp. 313-318 (William Paden).

Christian Century, Dec. 4, 1996, p. 1209.

Expository Times, September 1996, p. 381 (Robert Burns).

Religious Studies Review, 23/3 July 1997, p. 266 (Daniel Gold).

Religious Studies, 33 September 1997, pp. 352-354 (John Valk).

Religiologiques, 16 (1997), pp.192-194 (Brigitte Ouellet).

International Review of Biblical Studies (Internationale Zeitschrift für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete), vol. 42:1995/1996, p. 2879.

Reference & Research Book News, v. 12, Feb 1997, p. 8.

Religion, vol. 28/1 January 1998, pp. 92-97 (Russell T. McCutcheon).

The Journal of Religion, vol. 78/1 (1998), pp. 168-70 (Gary L. Ebersole).

History of Religions, vol. 39/1 (1999), pp. 77-79 (Eric J. Ziolkowski).

Astra: Revista asociatiunii Transilvane pentru literatura Romana si cultura poporului Roman, Annul 11 (15), nr. 11 (1999), pp. 41-45 and nr. 12 (16), pp. 55-58 (Mircea Itu).

Archaeus: Studii de istorie a Religiilor, Tome IV, fasc.1-2 (2000), pp. 493-498 (Eugen Ciurtin).

Romania literara, August 2000, p. 23-29 (Elena Borta).

Zygon, March 2001 (Douglas Allen).


REVIEWS OF Changing Religious Worlds.

Library Journal, October 1, 2000, p. 108 (Carolyn M. Craft).

Religion, vol. 31/3 July 2001, pp. 300-302 (Robert Ellwood).

SHOFAR, vol. 19/4 Summer 2001, p. 187.

Religious Studies Review, vol. 27/3 July 2001, p. 252 (Andrew O. Fort).

Origini: Romanian Roots, vol. VII/3-4 March-April 2003, p. 23 (Virginia Stanescu).

Journal of the American Academy of Religion, vol. 71/2 June 2003, pp. 466-69 (Gregory D. Alles).

International Review of Biblical Studies (Internationale Zeitschrift für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete), vol. 47:2000/2001.


DEPARTMENT SERVICE

Chair of the Department of Religion, History, Philosophy, and Classics
Academic Year 2007-2008 to present

Co-ordinator of the Philosophy Disciplinary Area
Academic Years 1999 - 2002

Co-ordinator of the Religion Disciplinary Area
Academic Year 2002-2003 to present

COLLEGE SERVICE

Assessment Task Force of the College Self-Study Group for Re-accreditation
Academic Year 1999-2000

Faculty Personnel Committee
Academic Years 2001-2003

Graduate Committee
Academic Years 2008-2010

Institutional Research Review Board
Academic Year 2007-2009

Instructional Resources Council
Academic Year 1995-1996
Academic Year 1997-1998 (Chair)
Academic Year 1998-1999
Academic Year 2001-2002

Nomination Committee
Academic Year 2000-2001

Outcomes Assessment Advisory Council
Academic Year 2001-2002
Academic Year 2002-2003 (chair)
Academic Year 2005-2006 (chair)
Academic Year 2010-2011

Planning, Budget, & Institutional Research Council
Spring Semester 2011 (Sabbatical replacement for Sandra Webster)

Student Publications Board
Academic Year 1999-2000 (Chair)
Academic Year 2001-2002 (Chair)

Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee
Academic Years 2007-2011


Please direct comments or questions to:

brennie@westminster.edu