Eugene Rogers



Ph.D. Modern and Medieval Christian Thought, Yale University 1992

Areas of Academic Interest

  • Modern Western Religious Thought
  • Medieval Western Christian Thought
  • Modern Eastern Religious Thought
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • History of Christian Thought
  • Reformation Thought
  • Contemporary Religious Thought
  • Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • “Postmodern” Philosophy
  • Metaethics

Brief Biography

Educated at Princeton, Tübingen, Rome, and Yale, Rogers taught at Yale College and Divinity School, Shaw University Divinity School, St. Anselm College, and, from 1993 to 2005, at the University of Virginia, where for several years he chaired the Program in Theology, Ethics, and Culture. All eight of his finished Ph.D. students have had full-time employment in colleges or universities, six tenure-track. In 2002-03, he was the Eli Lilly Visiting Associate Professor of Christian Thought and Practice in the Religion Department at Princeton University. He has held fellowships or residencies from the Fulbright Commission, the Mellon Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the Lilly Foundation, the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton Seminary (twice), the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, Tantur Ecumenical Research Institute in Jerusalem, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Templeton Foundation. He is author or editor of six books and over thirty-five articles and translations. He joined the UNCG faculty in 2005.

Selected Publications

  • Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth: Sacred Doctrine and the Natural Knowledge of God (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995).
  • Sexuality and the Christian Body: Their Way Into the Triune God (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999).
  • Theology and Sexuality: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002). Editor, contributor, and translator.
  • After the Spirit: A Constructive Pneumatology from Resources Outside the Modern West (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005). British edition (London: SCM, 2006).
  • The Holy Spirit: Classic and Contemporary Readings (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
  • Aquinas and the Supreme Court: Race, Gender, and the Failure of Natural Law in Thomas’s Biblical Commentaries (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

Current Research

I am currently at work on a book about Christian uses of blood- language called The Analogy of Blood.

Recent Courses Taught

  • Elements of Christian Thought
  • 20th C. Western Christian Thought
  • Salvation in the Middle Ages
  • Religion and the Body
  • Creation
  • God, the Body, and Sexual Orientation
  • Eastern Orthodox Thought
  • Time and Method in 20th C. Western Christian Thought
  • Incarnation and Election in Christian and Jewish Thought
  • God, Sex, and the Body
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Karl Barth
  • Twentieth Century Western Christian Thought
  • Hans Urs von Balthasar
  • The Trinity