Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    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:

    Buddhist Modernism

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    James, Varieties of Relig Exp

    Religion and Ecology

    Theorizing Religion

    Independent Study (Open Campus)

    Ind Senior Project (Open Campus)

    Collaborative Senior Project (Open Campus)

    Performing Suffering: Job