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Religious Studies

Elfenbein Caleb
Associate Professor
Director, Center for the Humanities

Caleb Elfenbein is an Associate Professor in both History and Religious Studies at Grinnell College. He graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in political science, making his way to... See full profile

Ed Gilday
Associate Professor, Emeritus

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago... See full profile

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa
Assistant Professor - East Asian Studies Department Chair

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa teaches courses on transnational Asian religions, with a focus on Buddhism. Her research and teaching explores the construction of Buddhist community, networks... See full profile

Harold Kasimow
Professor, Emeritus
George A. Drake Professor of Religious Studies

Articles on Kasimow and his Works
Judaism Open to the Religions of the Nations: A Polish Catholic Theologian reads an American Jewish Pluralist
A review of Professor Harold... See full profile


Henry W. Morisada Rietz is a Professor of Religious Studies at Grinnell College and an alumnus of the College. He received his M.Div. and his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton... See full profile

Tyler Roberts teaches courses in modern western religious thought, religion and politics, and theory and method in Religious Studies. He has published a book on Friedrich Nietzsche’s views... See full profile