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Joseph Molleur, Professor of Religion, teaches courses in Christian Studies and Comparative Religion, including Religions of the World, Jesus in the Gospels, Issues in Christianity Today, The Hindu Vision, and The Buddhist Way. He is the author of a book on comparative theological method: Divergent Traditions, Converging Faiths: Troeltsch, Comparative Theology, and the Conversation with Hinduism. He has also published articles in Religion East & West, Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, Sewanee Theological Review, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, Indian Journal of Theology, and Studies in Interreligious Dialogue. Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College

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Joseph Molleur

Steven Sacks, Associate Professor of Religion, teaches courses in Judaic Studies and Comparative Religion, including Hebrew Bible, Issues in Contemporary Judaism, The Islamic Path, and Religions of China and Japan. He has also developed study abroad courses in Laos, Mongolia, and Morocco. Professor Sacks is the author of Midrash and Multiplicity: Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Reinvention of Rabbinic Interpretive Culture (Walter De Gruyter, 2009), as well as articles in Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism and Interpretation, Religion and Culture in Midrash and Beyond. Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College

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Steven Sacks

Catherine Quehl-Engel, Chaplain of the College, teaches Suffering and the Sacred. She is an Episcopal priest and has studied and researched in the fields of religion and visual arts, theology of human suffering, the history of Jewish-Christian relations, and anti-semitism and Holocaust Education (including a summer of study at Yad VaShem World Holocaust Center/Hebrew University in Jerusalem). M.A. and M.Div., Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA; B.A., Cornell College

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Catherine Quehl-Engel