Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., Religious Studies and Philosophy, Yale University (2004)
M.A.R., Philosophy of Religion concentration, Yale Divinity School (1997)
B.A., Yale University (1989)

    Teaching Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Christian thought, with an emphasis on liberalism and progressivism

Philosophy of religion: Enlightenment, nineteenth-century, and contemporary analytic

The methodology of religious studies, particularly regarding questions of naturalism

Evolutionary psychology and cognitive science of religion 

Selected Publications

Schleiermacher on Religion and the Natural Order.  Oxford University Press, 2010.

 “Schleiermacher and Religious Naturalism.”  In Schleiermacher, the Study of Religion, and the Future of Theology:  a Transatlantic Dialogue (De Gruyter, 2010) 15-26.

“Schleiermacher's Theological Anti-Realism.” In  Analytic Theology, edited by Michael Rae and Oliver Crisp (Oxford University Press, 2009), 136-54.

“The Case of the Disappearing Discourse: Schleiermacher's Fourth Speech and the Field of Religious Studies.” Journal of Religion 88:1 (January 2008) 1-28.

Co-edited with Andrew Chignell: God and the Ethics of Belief: New Essays in Philosophy of Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

“Schleiermacher and Otto on Religion.” Religious Studies 40 (2004) 389-413.

“Cognitive Faculties, Cognitive Processes, and the Holy Spirit in Plantinga's Warrant Series”. Faith and Philosophy 19 (2002), pp. 32-46.

Awards and Honors

Trustee Faculty Fellowship, 2007-08 

Yale Prize Teaching Fellowship, May 2004

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2002-03


Scholarly and Professional Activities

Editorial Board member, Blackwell Religion Compass, (March 2006-present)

AAR-Schleiermacher Group Steering Committee member (November 2004-2008), chair (2008-present)


See also: Research Interests