Faculty Profile

Theodore Pulcini

Thomas Bowman Professor of Religion and Philosophy (1995), Department Chair

Contact Information

pulcini@dickinson.edu

East College Room 203A
717.245.1208

Bio

His teaching responsibilities focus on exploring the Biblical texts in their historical, social, and comparative contexts. He also specializes in Islam, early Christianity, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Research interests include relations between Islam and Christianity, both past and present.

Education

  • B.A., Harvard College, 1976
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1979
  • Th.M., Harvard Divinity School, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

RELG 101 What is Religion?
The course introduces students to methods in the study of religion and to major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The approach in the course is comparative and interdisciplinary.

MEST 200 Christian-Muslim Relations
Cross-listed with RELG 312-01.In this course we shall examine Christian-Muslim relations both historically and thematically. That is, we will investigate specific episodes of encounter between Christianity and Islam from the rise of Islam in the seventh-century, through their intense interaction in the medieval period (especially in al-Andalus), to the modern era. We shall examine the theological dialogue and polemic between the two religions pertaining to their respective understandings of theology propert, revalation, Christology, sin, salvation, and religious community. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of primary texts in translation.

MEMS 200 History of Christianity
Cross-listed with RELG 212-01.

RELG 212 History of Christianity
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01.

RELG 312 Christian-Muslim Relations
Cross-listed with MEST 200-03.In this course we shall examine Christian-Muslim relations both historically and thematically. That is, we will investigate specific episodes of encounter between Christianity and Islam from the rise of Islam in the seventh-century, through their intense interaction in the medieval period (especially in al-Andalus), to the modern era. We shall examine the theological dialogue and polemic between the two religions pertaining to their respective understandings of theology propert, revalation, Christology, sin, salvation, and religious community. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of primary texts in translation.