Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Tel: (301) 696-3434
- Ph.D., Stanford University
- B.A., Brown University
Professor Wilson received a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Brown University and a doctorate in religious studies from Stanford University. He held visiting appointments at Valparaiso University, Earlham College and Stanford University before joining the Hood faculty in 2005. His book, Virtue Reformed: Rereading Jonathan Edwards's Ethics, was published in 2005 in Brill's Studies in Intellectual History series.He also served as guest co-editor of a volume of the Journal of Religious Ethics devoted to Edwards (summer 2003). He has participated twice in Harvard University's International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1825. He is currently at work on a book concerning liberal Christianity as a source of public moral reflection in early modern Anglo-America. He is also the subject editor on the colonial period for a forthcoming dictionary of early American philosophers. Among Professor Wilson's regular course offerings are Chinese Thought, Indian Thought, and What is Religion? He retains an active interest in comparative religion as this pertains to debates about human and civil rights in the age of globalization.