Thomas A. Lewis

Associate Professor
Religious Studies

Thomas A. Lewis is Associate Professor of Religious Studies. 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. He is particularly interested in the roles attributed to practice, reflection, and narrative in constituting the self. 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), and articles on religion and politics, liberation theology, communitarianism, and comparative ethics.