Sunday, Apr. 26, 2015
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Gloria and David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies and Center for the Study of Religious Freedom Fellow
B.A., M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Eric teaches courses on Judaism, religion in American culture, and the academic study of religion. His specific interests include religion and American law, religion & popular culture, Judaism in the American South. Before returning to graduate school, he served as a public interest lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
Author, “The Gospel According to Comic Strips: On Peanuts, The Far Side, and B.C.” In Godly Heretics: Essays on Alternative Christian Views in Literature and Other Media, ed. Marc DiPaolo, 143-161. McFarland & Co., 2013.
Author, “Religion, Race, and the American Constitutional Order.” In Faith and Race in American Political Life, ed. Robin Dale Jacobson and Nancy D. Wadsworth, 33-55. University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Author, “Dar al-Constitutional: Islam in the American Constitutional Order.” Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal 11, 2 (Spring/Summer 2012): 183-220.
Editor, Encyclopedia of Religion & Film (ABC-CLIO, 2011).
Co-editor (with Kate McCarthy), God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2010).
Author, “Going My Way? Crosby and Catholicism on the Road to America.” In “Going My Way”: Bing Crosby and American Culture, ed. Ruth Prigozy and Walter Raubicheck, 17-33. University of Rochester Press, 2007.
Co-author (with Phillip E. Hammond and David W. Machacek), Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten the Freedom of Conscience in America (Alta Mira, 2004).
Editor, Art & the Religious Impulse (Bucknell University Press, 2002).
Co-editor (with Kate McCarthy), God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2001).
Author, The Americanization of Religious Minorities: Confronting the Constitutional Order (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).