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MemberStella Marega

Political Philosopher and Politologist. My research focuses on the relationships between philosophy, religion and politics, with special attention to the processes of re-divinization of politics and to the eschatological tension in modern political movements. I investigated thoroughly the thought of Eric Voegelin, Karl Löwith, Jakob Taubes, Alois Dempf, and the legacy of Joachim of Fiore’s eschatological theology of history in modern society. I also deal with problems of symbolic interpretations of political power, corporeality and apocalypse in post-modern imagery and in popular culture.

MemberJohn W. Borchert

John began the Ph.D. program at Syracuse in 2013. (B.A., Philosophy and Religion, Ithaca College, 2009; M.A. Religion, Syracuse University, 2013). His research focuses around questions of religion, technology, and embodiment in American contexts. Using a combination of Posthuman and Ritual theories, Borchert approaches questions of embodied practice from the materiality outward and has written about alternate reality games, burial and memorialization, and online churches. He is interested more broadly in Continental Philosophy, Media, Aesthetics, and Materiality.

MemberAnthony Petro

Anthony Petro (Ph.D., Religion, Princeton University) is an associate professor in the Department of Religion and in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University. My teaching and research interests include religion and culture in the United States; religion and visual culture; religion, medicine, and public health; and gender and sexuality studies. My first book, *After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion* (Oxford, 2015), investigates the history of U.S. American religious responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis and their role in the promotion of a national moral discourse on sex. I have published essays on a number of topics, including histories of Catholic sexual abuse, critical disability studies and religion, the religious politics of camp, and approaches to studying race, gender, and sexuality in North American religion. I am currently working on a book called *Provoking Religion: Sex, Art, and the Sacred in the Modern United States* (under contract with Oxford), which traces heated debates over sex, art, and religion to reveal competing genealogies of the sacred and the secular in the modern U.S., especially during the heyday of the culture wars. It also explores how a range of feminist and queer artists have engaged religious themes and rituals in their work, spanning from Judy Chicago’s 1979 “The Dinner Party” to the controversy surrounding David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in the Belly” as part of 2010’s “Hide/Seek” exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. Provoking Religion examines how this archive of visual and performance art helps us to rethink key categories in the study of religion and in gender and sexuality studies.

MemberGlen M Golub

One Godz is an Art History paradigm created to help visualize and understand the Upper Paleolithic through the art, language, religion, politics, and technology.  The hypothesis is explained with five images and captions in The Mysteries of Eleusis at Chauvet.  The following chapters demonstrate how a common global pictographic language reveals a common religion on which all modern religions are based.  Includes chapters on how to read art generally, rock art specifically, and background to paleolithic world views. Additional chapters demonstrate the flexibility of the One Godz paradigm when applied to the Hebrew Aleph Bet, Kabbalah, and a panel from La Pasiega in Spain dated to >64 000 BP and thought to be Neanderthal.