Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible
Pardee 332
(610) 330-5181
(610) 330-5585

Other Titles

  • Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible
  • Department Head
  • Co-Chair of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies Program


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago

Research interests: religion and literature; reception history of the Bible; philosophy of religion; comparative religion; history of Christianity

Selected publications:
The Sanctification of Don Quixote: From Hidalgo to Priest

Evil Children in Religion, Literature, and Art

The Literary Kierkegaard

Editor, A Museum of Faiths: Histories and Legacies of the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions

Editor, Literature, Religion, and East/West Comparison: Essays in Honor of Anthony C. Yu

Co-editor, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (prospective 30 volumes)

Co-editor, Studies in Religion and the Arts (Brill monograph series)

Honors: Jones Faculty Lecture Award; Jones Award for Superior Teaching and Excellence of Scholarship; Mary Louise Van Artsdalen Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement