Enoch Kuo


Enoch Kuo joined the department in 2017. His research sits at the intersections of theology, political theory, and the history of science and seeks to effect a political-ethical turn in the understanding of the relationship between religion and science as well as a revitalization of the role of theology in the academy. His current project focuses on the entangled development of the doctrine of providence and physics among the early modern rationalists and seeks to identify the ongoing ways in which this conception of the God-world relation continues to underlie many discussions in contemporary theology, philosophy, and politics.

Other research interests include: 1) the political theology of the “conflict thesis” between science and religion and its role in shaping contemporary academic practice; 2) the politics of natural theology and moving beyond constructivist-realist responses to the persistence of race science; 3) the conception of justice involved in the doctrine of justification and its politico-ecclesiological implications for debates about religion and liberal democracy; 4) what science studies can teach us about rethinking the relationship between theology and religious studies; 5) theories of causality in the early modern era; 6) the historiography of early modern philosophy and science.

Enoch also holds an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary as well as a B.A. in Religion from Princeton University.