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Timothy R. Grieve-Carlson

Timothy R. Grieve-Carlson

Asst. Professor of Religion & Interfaith Studies

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 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 Early Pennsylvania, 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 Religion, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, Correspondences: A Journal of Esotericism, and Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft.

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.