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  • Faculty

  • Mark Larrimore

    Associate Professor of Religion; Chair and Departmental Faculty Advisor, Liberal Arts


    Office Location
    B - Eugene Lang College Building - 65 West 11th Street

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    Mark Larrimore


    The study of religion and liberal education are indispensable to each other because religion is so often illiberal and liberals so often anti-religious.

    Degrees Held

    Ph.D. in Religion, Princeton University; B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Worcester College, Oxford

    Professional Affiliation

    • American Academy of Religion

    Recent Publications

    • Realizing The New School: Lessons from the Past, with Julia Foulkes (Public Seminar Books), 2020
    • "Learning to do Philosophy of Religion in the Anthropocene," in The Future of the Philosophy of Religion, ed. M. D. Eckel, C. Allen Speight and Troy DuJardin (Springer), 2020
    • "Reception History of Job," The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature, ed. Samual L. Adams and Matthew Goff, 2020
    • "Loyalty in the Time of Catastrope: Anthropocene Reflections," with C. Hannah Schell, Social Research, 2019
    • “Kailas Beyond World Religions,” in Kevin Bubriski and Abhimanyu Pandey, Kailash Yatra, 2018
    • “Tactiques spirituelles: vers une théorie certalienne de la religion vécue,” in Michel de Certeau; Le voyage de l’Oeuvre, ed. Luce Giard, 2017
    • “Simone Weil, Friend of Job,” Public Seminar 2016
    • “Wider Moral Communities: A Framework for Comparative Religious Ethics,” Religious Studies Review, 2015
    • “Mythologizing and Demythologizing the History of the New School for Social Research,” The New School Economic Review, 2015
    • Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms, edited with Michael Pettinger and Kathleen Talvacchia (NYU Press), 2014
    • The Book of Job: A Biography (Princeton University Press), 2013
    • “Unsettled: On teaching about Aboriginal Australian religion in an American liberal arts college,” Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature, 2012
    • "Religion and the Promise of Happiness,” Social Research 77/2, 2010
    • “Antinomies of Race: Diversity and Destiny in Kant," in Naming Race, Naming Racisms, ed. Jonathan Judaken, 2008/2009


    Research Interests

    Modern manifestations of religion and the politics of their study in the United States and internationally; the problems of evil and good; comparative ethics; interfaces of religion and the arts; lived religion; interpretations of the Book of Job; the future of the liberal arts; religion and the Anthropocene.

    Awards And Honors

    • 2005, Distinguished Teaching Award, New School University

    Current Courses

    After Religion

    After Religion (Spring 2021)

    Collaborative Senior Project

    Collaborative Senior Project (Spring 2021)

    First Year Seminar

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2021)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2021)

    Performing Suffering: Job

    Religion and Ecology

    Rubenstein’s Pantheologies

    Theorizing Religion

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