This field of concentration attends to the many ethical dimensions in religions, with particular interest in the formation of subjects by textual traditions, communities of exemplary instruction, social or political structures, and rituals or bodily disciplines. Faculty who teach in the area study ethics across diverse periods, regions, and traditions. Students are expected to concentrate on specific topics and theories while keeping in view cross-cultural or comparative contexts.

Recent Dissertation Topics

  • Law, Equity, and Calvin’s Moral Critique of Protestant Faith
  • For the Common Moral Benefit: Thinking Through the conditions Necessary to Secure the Moral Priority and Fixity of Individual Rights