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Emeritus Senior Lecturer Classics & Religious Studies

Professor Dan Crawford attended The King’s College (NY) and received his B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College; a M.A. from the Religion Department at Princeton University; and a PhD from the Philosophy Department at the University of Pittsburgh.

Areas of special interest: History of Philosophy and Religious Thought (from Plato to modern Process Theology); the History of Fundamentalism/Evangelicalism in America; Issues in Science and Religion.  

Recent publications: include essays “The Idea of Militancy in American Fundamentalism,” and “Does Evolutionary Science Rule Out the Theistic God? The Johnson-Pennock Debate,” and a biography of his father, “A Thirst for Souls: the Life of Evangelist Percy B. Crawford (1902-1960). Current projects include: “The John MacInnis Affair at BIIOLA: The Trial of a Reluctant Modernist,” and “The Idea of Redemption in William James’ Varieties of Religious Experience.”

Current Courses: “Great Ideas in Religious Thought: from God to Nothingness,” “Science and Religion,” and seminars: “Finding a Way Between Science and Religion,” “Principles of Biomedical Ethics.”

Non-professional: When Crawford is not teaching, he enjoys traveling to distant lands; classical music, especially Early Music and opera; and singing—in small ensembles and choirs.


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