Philip Barlow is the Program Director of Religious Studies.
Philip Barlow, Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture,
joined the faculty at Utah State University in 2007. He earned a B.A.
from Weber State College and an M.T.S. and Th.D. (1988, with an emphasis
on Religion and American Culture and on the History of Christianity)
from Harvard University. He spent two years as a Mellon Fellow at the
University of Rochester, after which he became professor of Theological
Studies at Hanover College in Indiana. He teaches courses in Religious
Studies, Mormonism, American religion, and explorations of religion in
relation to suffering, time, silence, and film.
While teaching at Hanover College, Dr. Barlow was the recipient of
Hanover's Arthur and Ilene Baynham Award for Outstanding Teaching in
1995 and 2001. In addition to articles, essays, and reviews, Dr. Barlow
has published Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-Day Saints in American Religion (Oxford Univ. Press, 1991); The New Historical Atlas of Religion in America (Oxford, 2000, co-authored with Edwin Scott Gaustad); and, as co-editor with Mark Silk, Religion and Public Life in the Midwest: America's Common Denominator? (Alta Mira Press, 2004). He is past president of the Mormon History Association.
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