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Henry W. Rietz


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 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 Religion in “America”, Hebrew Bible, Christian Scriptures, Religion Is Everywhere (Religion and Popular Culture), and Apocalyptic "Sectuality." 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.

Courses Taught: 

Christian Scriptures

Primary Academic Interest: 

Biblical Studies

Academic Interests: 

Dead Sea Scrolls Contextual Biblical Interpretation Religion and popular culture