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William Gregory

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Office: 105 MJH 
Mail Stop: 1563 
Phone: 6604 

Degrees earned:Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Boston College; B.A., Religious Studies, Fairfield University

Professional experience: Dr. William P. Gregory joined the Clarke faculty in 2008. Previously, he taught in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Dayton in Ohio, and with the Christian Brothers in The Gambia, West Africa, through the Peace Corps. He is a native of Connecticut and holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Fairfield University and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College. His professional interests include the theology of mission, the philosophy of mysticism, intellectual challenges to religious faith, and Western culture as a context for Christian mission. Gregory is active in the American Society of Missiology (ASM) and currently serves on the editorial board of the journal, Missiology: An International Review. He also served as President of the Association of Professors of Mission (APM) from 2010-2011.

Teaching philosophy: Sharing great ideas and good conversation.

William’s impact on students: Knowledge has a power all its own to transform lives and open up the world anew. I simply aspire to be a messenger.

Favorite quote:Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8

Courses Taught

RELS 100 Foundations of the Spiritual Life

RELS 205 Introduction to the New Testament

RELS 206 Introduction to the Old Testament

RELS 208 Sacramental Experience

RELS 211 Faith and Doubt

RELS 402 The Trinitarian Mystery

Recent Publications & Presentations

"Catholic Theology of Mission," ed. Stephen B. Bevans, SVD, A Century of Catholic Mission: 
 Roman Catholic Missiology 1910 to the Present (Oxford, UK: Regnum Books International, 2013), 163-169.

"Review of Stan Chu Ilo The Church and Development in Africa: Aid and Development from the Perspective of Catholic Social Ethics," Missiology Vol. XL, No. 4 (October 2012), 489-490.

"Reality Beyond the Reach of Science," Co-Presentation with Tom Riley, Ph.D., Books, Bites, Brilliance, Clarke University, February 22, 2013. 

"Life in the Peace Corps" panel presentation, Mackin Mailander Lecture Series, Clarke University, April 24, 2012.


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