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Henry W. Rietz



Henry Rietz is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Grinnell College and an alumnus of the College. He received his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary and is the associate editor of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project. His research interests revolve around three poles, Early Judaism-especially Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Christianity, and contextual biblical interpretation, especially in Asian American contexts from a "hapa" perspective. His regular cycle of courses include Mapping the Realm of Religion, Hebrew Bible, Christian Scriptures, and Apocalyptic "Sectuality." He is currently developing courses on religion and popular culture and the history of Grinnell. Besides work, his daughters, Maile and Katherine keep him busy.

Campus Phone: 
(641) 269-4558


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On-Campus Address: 
200 Steiner Hall
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States
Education / Degrees: 
B.A. - Grinnell College (1989) M.Div. - Princeton Theological Seminary. Ph.D. - Princeton Theological Seminary.
Primary Academic Interest: 
Biblical Studies
Other Academic Interests: 
Dead Sea Scrolls Contextual Biblical Interpretation Religion and popular culture