Thomas A. Lewis is Professor of Religious Studies, as well as Co-Deputy Dean and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the Graduate School. He has taught previously at the University of Iowa and at Harvard University. He specializes in religious ethics and philosophy of religion in the modern West and has strong interests in methodology in the study of religion. His research examines conceptions of tradition, reason, and authority and their significance for ethical and political thought. His publications include Freedom and Tradition in Hegel: Reconsidering Anthropology, Ethics, and Religion (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005); Religion, Modernity, and Politics in Hegel (Oxford University Press, 2011); Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion--and Vice Versa (Oxford University Press, 2015); and articles on religion and politics, liberation theology, communitarianism, and comparative ethics.
|Lewis, Thomas A. Overcoming a Stumbling Block: A Nontraditional Hegel for Religious Studies*. The Journal of Religion. 2015; 95 (2) : 198-212.|
|Lewis, Thomas A. Beyond Love: Hegel on the Limits of Love in Modern Society. Journal for the History of Modern Theology / Zeitschrift für Neuere Theologiegeschichte. 2013; 20 (1)|
|Lewis, Thomas A. Religion, Reconciliation, and Modern Society: The Shifting Conclusions of Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion. Harvard Theological Review. 2013; 106 (01) : 37-60.|
|Lewis, Thomas A. ETHNOGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, AND COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS ETHICS: Or Ethnography and the Comparative Religious Ethics Local. Journal of Religious Ethics. 2010; 38 (3) : 395-403.|
|Lewis, Thomas A. Beyond the Totalitarian: Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion in Recent Hegel Scholarship. Religion Compass. 2008; 2 (4) : 556-574.|
|Lewis, Thomas A. Speaking of Habits. Owl of Minerva. 2007; 39 (1) : 25-53.|
|Lewis, Thomas A. On the Limits of Narrative: Communities in Pluralistic Society. The Journal of Religion. 2006; 86 (1) : 55-80.|
|Lewis, Thomas A. ACTIONS AS THE TIES THAT BIND Love, Praxis, and Community in the Thought of Gustavo Gutierrez. Journal of Religious Ethics. 2005; 33 (3) : 539-567.|
|Lewis, Thomas A., Wyn Schofer, Jonathan, Stalnaker, Aaron, Berkson, Mark A. ANTHROPOS AND ETHICS Categories of Inquiry and Procedures of Comparison. Journal of Religious Ethics. 2005; 33 (2) : 177-185.|
|Lewis, Thomas A. FRAMES OF COMPARISON Anthropology and Inheriting Traditional Practices. Journal of Religious Ethics. 2005; 33 (2) : 225-253.|
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowship, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, 2015-16.
Faculty Fellowship for "Religion, Secularization, and the International," Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University, Spring 2012.
Cogut Center Humanities Research Grant, "Religion, Secularization, and the International" Project, 2011-12.
Kaneb Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the University of Notre Dame awarded to Doug Finn (an advanced doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame) to spend a year in residence at Brown studying under my supervision, 2010-11.
Irving E. Miller '48 Research Award. Sponsored and Advised two Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) Fellowships on Liberation Theology in the Americas, 2010.
Irving E. Miller '48 Research Award. Sponsored and Advised an Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) Fellowship on Religion and Politics, 2008.
Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University, 2007-10.
Postdoctoral Fellowship. Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University, 2002-03.
|HMAN 2400L - Religion and Internationalism|
|RELS 0830 - Religion, Reason, and Ethics from Kant to Nietzsche|
|RELS 2000 - Theory of Religion|
|RELS 2600E - Seminar in Religion and Critical Thought: Hegel|