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Marc A. Pugliese, Ph.D.

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    Marc A. Pugliese, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Theology and Religion

    Dr. Pugliese does research in comparative theology, investigating ways Christian theology can learn from other faiths with a focus on Advaita Hinduism. His other areas of scholarship include philosophical theology, God and the Trinity, interdisciplinary work with science and religion and ethics and economics, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning. His co-edited volume on interreligious pedagogy, Teaching Interreligious Encounters, was recently published with Oxford University Press in the American Academy of Religion's Teaching Religious Studies series. He also co-authored The One, the Many and the Trinity with The Catholic University of America Press, and co-authored Beyond Naivete: Ethics, Economics and Values with economist Rohnn B. Sanderson. He also co-edited and contributed to the Festschrift for Joseph A. Bracken, S. J., published by Marquette University Press. Dr. Pugliese is co-founder and co-chair of the Religious Conversions Unit in the AAR, a faculty member of Saint Leo University's Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, and has been a Luce Foundation Fellow. As a faculty expert in religion for Saint Leo's Polling Institute, he has been featured in national news and interviews. In his teaching, Dr. Pugliese joins constructivist learning with rigorous critical thinking, using techniques of experts like Stephen Brookfield, Gerald Nosich, and the Foundation for Critical Thinking.  Before joining Saint Leo, Dr. Pugliese was Area Coordinator for Theology at Brescia University.

    Education

    • Fordham University, Ph. D., Contemporary Systematic Theology (2006)
    • M. Phil. Theology (2002)
    • Westminster Theological Seminary, Th. M., Theology (2000)
    • Biblical Theological Seminary, M. Div. (1998)
    • University of Delaware, B. A., Philosophy and Psychology, Minor in Religious Studies, Summa Cum Laude (1994)

    Courses Taught

    • World Religions
    • Christian Spiritual Vision
    • The Life & Letters of Paul
    • The Prophetic Writings
    • History of Christianity
    • Christology
    • Ecclesiology