Nathan Lefler, PhD

Professor of Theology/Religious Studies

Nathan Lefler holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from The Catholic University of America (2008), an MA in Religion from Yale Divinity School (1999), and a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago (1992). His doctoral and early research focused on the relative merits of monastic vs. scholastic theology in the high Middle Ages, while sustaining an active commitment to the field of biblical theology and the related theological topoi of revelation and inspiration. Increasingly, his research interests have moved in the direction of a rigorous theological engagement with such literary figures as Flannery O’Connor and J. R. R. Tolkien, and most recently, into a critical engagement with the thought of René Girard.