I am a social and intellectual historian with special focus on Continental Europe. Teaching, writing, and NGO work has taken me across the globe and this site is an effort to try to draw together the many strands and to make it accessible to those interested in learning more, partnering, and taking these ideas and projects further.

I am a social and intellectual historian with a special focus on Continental Europe. Teaching, writing, and NGO work has taken me across the globe and this site is an effort to try to draw together the many strands and to make it accessible to those interested in learning more, partnering, and taking these ideas and projects further.

Currently, I am Lecturer in Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Initiative on Religion, Politics and Conflict (RPC) at the University of Virginia. I teach courses on religion and politics, economics of religion, and the history of Christian thought and practice. You can find more information about RPC in Projects tab.

My research focuses on the intersection of religious and economic practices. My current research project Charity and Violence is analyzing the social effect of religious charitable giving on the support and promotion of conflict. This research began during my research fellowship in Paris, France at the Laboratoire d’excellence – Religions et Sociétés dans le Monde Mediterranéen at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and has been nurtured through my work at the University of Virginia. But the ideas at the heart of this project emerged from my time working as an Economist in Washington, DC. 

Work

The Initiative on Religion, Politics and Conflict is a trans-disciplinary program of research and teaching grounded in the University of Virginia’s College of Arts and Sciences. RPC produces cutting-edge research on the nature, causes, and solutions to religion-related conflicts, and proposes novel strategies of intervention and resolution.

Protestantism and Politics in Europe is a research project that studies the religious sources and identities that have been mobilized in the 20th and 21st centuries to underwrite European political regimes. 

Charity and Violence explores the social effect of religious charitable giving on the support and promotion of conflict.

Uncommon Fellows is a collaborative documentary series that seeks to bring together leading scientists, philosophers, theologians, and musicians for three days of conscious thought, civil discourse, sharing of ideas without agenda.

Writings

Books

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

Confessions (The Macat Library)

This is a textbook I wrote that I never imagined would see the light of day. I wrote this when I was a poor graduate student and needed money. It’s been unfortunately edited by someone who thought, bizarrely enough, that a potential reader would want to know how the Confessions could inform their argumentative style. Bizarre

Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition

The influence of the theology and philosophy of Augustine of Hippo on subsequent Western thought and culture is undisputed. Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition argues that the notion of the ‘Augustinian tradition’ needs to be re-thought; and that already in the generation after Augustine in the West such a re-thinking

Review: Theology in the Public Square

Over the last decade, public theology has emerged as a distinct field of theological inquiry, negotiating the tension between the privatization of religion and the desire to engage in dialogue with those outside Christian communities. Sebastian Kim’s Theology in the Public Sphere demonstrates both the promise and the challenge of this exciting new area of

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