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Timothy R. Grieve-Carlson

Timothy R. Grieve-Carlson

Assistant Professor

Religion Faculty

(724) 946-7303

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Campus Location:
   Patterson Hall
   Office - 321
Mailbox: 113


About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Westminster College, where I teach classes on world religions and philosophy.  I earned my Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Rice University in Houston, Texas in 2022. Before I joined the faculty at Westminster, I was a 2021-2022 Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

I am always happy to talk to students who are interested in religion, philosophy, and environmental humanities. You can reach me at or stop by Patterson 321. 



I am a historian of religions with an interest in the ways that environmental phenomena shape religious belief and practice. My book, American Aurora: Environment and Apocalypse in the Life of Johannes Kelpius, forthcoming with Oxford University Press, explores environmental knowledge and apocalyptic thought in the religious discourses of the early modern mid-Atlantic world. I also serve as co-chair of the Esotericism Program Unit of the American Academy of Religion. My academic writing has appeared in journals like American ReligionJournal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and CultureCorrespondences: A Journal of Esotericism, and Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft.