Jeffrey Stout joined the Department in 1975. He is the author of The Flight from Authority, Ethics after Babel, Democracy and Tradition, and Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America. He co-edited Grammar and Grace: Reformulations of Aquinas and Wittgenstein and the Cambridge Series in Religion and Critical Thought. He has received Princeton University’s Graduate Mentoring Award (2009) and the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (2010). He served as president of the American Academy of Religion in 2007. Stout’s interests include ethics, social criticism, political thought, modern theology, film, and theories of religion. He delivered the Gifford Lectures — “Religion Unbound: Ideals and Powers from Cicero to King” — at the University of Edinburgh in May 2017 and is now expanding them into a book. He is also working on a lecture series and book concerning religion and cinema. Stout will be on leave in the Fall Term of 2017 and plans to teach a graduate seminar and the Religion and Critical Thought Workshop during the Spring Term 2018. He will retire from his teaching post in July 2018.
Courses – Spring 2017
REL 508 */AUD
Studies in Religion and Morality – Virtue, Values, and Conflict
1:30 pm – 4:20 pm M
ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.
REL 519 */AUD
Religion and Critical Thought Workshop
10:00 am – 11:50 am W