Religious Studies Faculty

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Full-Time Faculty

J. Todd Hibbard
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Western Religions (RELS 2030; 2:00-3:15 TR, Winter 2015)
Introduction to the New Testament (RELS 2245;11:20-12:35 TR, Winter 2015)
The Four Gospels (RELS 5235 and 4240; 6:40-9:10 M, Winter 2015)
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; last offered in Fall 2014)
Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RELS 2200; last offered in Fall 2014)
Dead Sea Scrolls (RELS 5960 and 4950; last offered in Fall 2014)
Prophets, Wisdom, and Apocalyptic (RELS 5225 and 4230; last offered in Winter 2014)
Arts, Letters, Revelations (RELS 4250; last offered in Fall 2013)
From Adam to David (RELS 2220; last offered in Summer I, 2013)
Jesus and Gospels (RELS 2240; last offered in Winter 2013)
Feminist Biblical Interpretation (RELS 5240 and 3240; last offered in Winter 2013)
Prophets and Visionaries (RELS 2230; last offered in Fall 2012)
Torah and Historical Writings (RELS 5210 and 4220; last offered in Fall 2012)
Paul and Revelation (RELS 2250; last offered in Winter 2012)

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Hsiao-Lan Hu
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Women's & Gender Studies

Teaches:
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; 6:40-9:10 M and 4:00-6:40 R; Winter 2015)
Buddhism (RELS 3060; 6:40-9:10 W, Winter 2015)
Asian Religions (RELS 2020; last offered in Fall 2014)
Gender in Asian Traditions (RELS 5063 and 4141; last offered in Fall 2014)
Master's Thesis (RELS 5990; Fall 2014)
Readings in Ritual Studies (directed study offered in Fall 2012)
Buddhisms in America (RELS 3061; last offered in Fall 2011)
Sexuality in Chinese Religion (directed study offered in Summer II, 2012)
Gender and Religion (RELS 5440 and 4140; last offered in Fall 2011)
Religions and Global Wellbeing (RELS 5132 and 4132; last offered in Winter 2011)
Contemporary Japanese Religious Ethics (directed study offered in Winter 2011)
Japanese Religions (directed study offered in Fall 2010)
Traditions in China (RELS 5062 and 4021; last offered in Fall 2009)
Introduction to Religion (RS 100; last offered in Fall 2009)
Women and Religion (RS 214; last offered in Winter 2009)
Eastern Religions (RS 202; last offered in Winter 2009)
Eastern Religions (RS 402; last offered in Fall 2008)
Religion and Society (RS 100; last offered in Fall 2008)

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Justin J Kelly SJ
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; 6:40-9:10 p.m. M; Winter 2015)
The Quest for God Today (RELS 2500; 2:00-2:50 MWF, Winter 2015)
Theology of the Imagination (RELS 5580; 6:40-9:10 R, Winter 2015)
Catholic Theology Today (RELS 2300; last offered in Fall 2014)
Spiritual Autobiographies (RELS 5570 and 4950; last offered in Fall 2014)
God and the Human Condition (RELS 2560; last offered in Summer 2013)
Theology and Literature (RELS 5970 and 4510; last offered in Winter 2014)
Religion and Psychology (RELS 5500 and 3500; last offered in Fall 2013)
Modern Christian Theologians (RELS 5320 and 3320; last offered in Winter 2013)
Sexuality and Love in Contemporary Christian Thought (RELS 5481 and 4440; last offered in Fall 2011)
Theology of Death and Resurrection (RELS 5340; last offered in Winter 2011)
The Quest for Historical Jesus (500-level; last offered in Summer 2010)
Introduction to Religion (RS 100; last offered in Winter 2010)
The Bible as Religious Literature (RS 229; last offered in Winter 2010)

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Jennifer Rike
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Religion and Film (RELS 2360; 6:40-9:10 T, Winter 2015)
Religion, Health, and Healing (RELS 3590; online, Winter 2015)
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; last offered in Fall 2013)
Love and Sexuality in Modern Christian Thought (RELS 2440;last offered in Fall 2014)
Sexuality and Love in Contemporary Christian Thought (RELS 5601 and 4440; last offered in Fall 2013)
Violence, Nonviolence, and Religion (RELS 2490; last offered in Fall 2011)
Gender and Religion (RELS 2140; last offered in Winter 2012)
Christ in Faith, Fiction, and Film (RELS 2350; last offered in Fall 2011)
Introduction to Religion (RS 100; last offered in Winter 2010)
Introduction to Theology (RS 231-level; last offered in Fall 2009)

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James B Tubbs Jr
Professor and Chair of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Health Care Ethics (ETH 3580; 6:40-9:10 T and 4:00-6:30 W, Winter 2015)
Christian Ethics (RELS 5401 and 4340; last offered in Fall 2014)
Ethics and Health Care (RELS 5950; last offered in Fall 2013)
Theology, Ethics, and Medicine (5000-level; last offered in Fall 2009)

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Adjunct Faculty

Gregory A. Banazak
Instructor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Health Care Ethics (ETH 3580-C2; 7:40-10:10 T, University Center-Macomb 1; Winter 2015)
Theology of Death and Resurrection (RELS 3350; last offered in Fall 2014)
Honors On the Divine (RELS 3755-HP; last offered in Summer 2014)
Christianity and World Religions (RELS 5131 and 4130; last offered in Fall 2013)
Ethics and Economic Theories (RELS 5430 and 3430; last offered in Winter 2013)
Theology and Death (Directed Study; Fall 2012)

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Simon Joseph Hendry, S.J.
Instructor of Religious Studies and Director of Catholic Studies

Teaches:
Catholicism: Spirit and Methods (RELS 2000; 9:55-11:10 TR, Winter 2015)
Classical and Contemporary Catholicism (RELS 4320; last offered in Fall 2014)
Honors On the Divine (RELS 3755-HP; last offered in Fall 2012)
Dynamics of Spiritual Growth (RELS 3530; last offered in Fall 2013)

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Martin G. Leever
Professor of Philosophy

Teaches:
Health Care Ethics (ETH 3580; 11:20-12:35 TR, Winter 2015)
Ethical Perspectives in HSA (ETH 5520-UC; 5:00-7:30 T, University Center-Macomb 1; Winter 2015)
Catholic Health Care Ethics (RELS 4680; last offered in Winter 2014)

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David Edward Nantais
Instructor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Rock, Hip-Hop and Religion (RELS 3980; last offered in Fall 2013)
Heath Care Ethics (ETH 3580)
Ethics (PHL 2010)

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Gail M. Presby
Professor of Philosophy

Teaches:
Philosophy of Religion (RELS 3000; last offered in Fall 2014)

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John A. Saliba, S.J.
Retired Professor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Academic Study of Religion (RELS 5000; last offered in Winter 2013)

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Achmat Salie
Instructor of Religious Studies and Director of Islamic Studies

Teaches:
Introduction to Islam (RELS 2050; online, Winter 2015)
Classical Islam (RELS 4100; online, Winter 2015)
Contemporary Islam (RELS 4112; online, Winter 2014)

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