Upcoming Forum

Professor Charles Mathewes
2020 James Luther Adams Forum on Religion and Society

Dr. Charles Mathewes, Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religions Studies at the University of Virginia

Respondent: Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Professor and Chair in Leadership Studies, University of Richmond


Friday, November 13, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. (Time and location to be announced.)

About the Speaker

Charles Mathewes is the Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.

He spent much of his childhood in Saudi Arabia, and was educated at Georgetown University and the University of Chicago.

He is the author of Evil and the Augustinian Tradition and A Theology of Public Life, both with Cambridge University Press; Understanding Religious Ethics from Wiley-Blackwell; and The Republic of Grace, from Eerdmans. Among other edited volumes, he was the Senior Editor for a four volume collection on Comparative Religious Ethics: The Major Works for Routledge Publishers. He is currently co-directing a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, on “Religion and its Publics.”

From 2006 to 2010, he was Editor of The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the flagship journal in the field of religious studies, and was the youngest Editor ever appointed to lead that journal. He was Chair of the Committee on the Future of Christian Ethics for the Society of Christian Ethics, the inaugural Director of the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion, and from 2010 to 2020 he served on the House of Bishops Theology Committee of the Episcopal Church.