Eric Bugyis

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Teaching Professor, Program of Liberal Studies


Ph.D. (Religious Studies), Yale University

M. A. R. (Religion) summa cum laude, Yale Divinity School

B.A. (Religion) summa cum laude; B.S. (Biochemistry) summa cum laude, Case Western Reserve University

Research and Teaching Interests

Philosophy of Religion, Political Theology, Social and Political Theory, Christian Spirituality


Eric Bugyis teaches Theology, Intellectual History, and the Great Books Seminars. He also enjoys offering directed readings on a single author or text (e.g., Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, and James Baldwin's Collected Essays). His scholarship is located at the intersection of Christian theology and radical politics, and he is currently working on a project tentatively titled, "Looking for Love in America: Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, and the Religion of Jesus." His previous work has taken up questions related to Marxist-Christian dialogue, post-colonial theory in India and America, and the philosophies of religion of Jürgen Habermas and Immanuel Kant. Bugyis has published essays and scholarly articles in CommonwealCritical Research on Religion, and Reviews in Religion and Theology. He is a co-editor of and contributor to Desire, Faith, and the Darkness of God: Essays in Honor of Denys Turner (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).


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