• Mark Larrimore

    Associate Professor of Religion

    Office Location:

    Eugene Lang Building


    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 Affiliations:

    • American Academy of Religion
    • Japan Ethics Association (Nihon Rinri Gakkai)

    Recent Publications:

    • 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
    • “Evil as Privation: Seeing Darkness, Hearing Silence,” in Deliver Us From Evil, ed. M. David Eckel and Bradley L. Herling, 2006
    • “Evil” and “Theodicy” in New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, 2005
    • “Ethical challenges and dangers of mésologie: Watsuji Tetsurô between stasis and contingency,” in Modernity in Milieux and Technique, ed. Nobuo Kioka, 2005
    • “Evil and wonder in early modern philosophy,” in Teaching New Histories of Philosophy, ed. J. B. Schneewind, 2004
    • The Problem of Evil: A Reader (Blackwell), 2001

    Research Interests:

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

    Awards And Honors:

    • 2005, Distinguished Teaching Award, New School University

    Current Courses:

    New School Histories

    Sophomore Tutorial

    Religion and the Anthropocene

    Theorizing Religion

    Independent Study

    Ind Senior Project

    Collaborative Senior Project

    New School Histories