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Marc A. Pugliese, Ph.D.

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    Marc A. Pugliese, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Pugliese conducts research in a number of areas including: Comparative Theology with a focus on Advaita Vedānta in Hinduism (Comparative Theology investigates what Christian theology can learn from other faiths); fundamental (or philosophical) theology; God and the Trinity, and interdisciplinary research on science and on religion and ethics and economics. Dr. Pugliese has written, co-authored, and co-edited several books, including: The One, the Many and the Trinity (The Catholic University of America Press); the Festschrift for Joseph A. Bracken, S. J. (Marquette University Press); Beyond Naivete: Ethics, Economics and Values (University Press of America); and Teaching Interreligious Encounters (Oxford University Press). The last volume is on interreligious pedagogy, another one of his research interests. He is currently working on a book on Process Thought and Roman Catholicism.

    Dr. Pugliese is co-founder and co-chair of the Religious Conversions Unit in the American Academy of Religion and has been a Luce Foundation Fellow. He was one of only twenty-five scholars selected from a highly competitive national pool of nominees to take part in a seminar sponsored by The Council of Independent Colleges and Interfaith Youth Core on teaching interfaith understanding. His professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Religion, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the College Theology Society. Dr. Pugliese has been a faculty member of Saint Leo University's Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies and is a faculty expert in religion for Saint Leo University's Polling Institute. Dr. Pugliese has been featured in national news and interviews with various media outlets, including CNN.


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

    Courses Taught

    • REL 123 - Christian Spiritual Vision
    • REL 223 - World Religions: East and West
    • REL 327 - The Life & Letters of Paul
    • REL 331 - Religion and Personal Experience
    • REL 426 - The Gospel of John
    • REL 450 - History of Christianity
    • REL 498 - Senior Seminar (Religion)
    • THY 501 - Hebrew Scriptures: History and Theology
    • THY 513 - Worship, Sacraments, and Liturgy
    • THY 521 - Christian Ethics I: Foundations
    • THY 532 - The Life & Writings of Paul
    • THY 550 - History of Christianity
    • THY 565 - Ecclesiology
    • THY 575 - Christology
    • THY 570 - Christian Spirituality: History and Praxis