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Dr. Travis Kroeker

Travis Kroeker
Office:
Department of Religious Studies, University Hall – 117
Email:
kroekert@mcmaster.ca
Phone:
905-525-9140 ext. 23385
OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Dr. Travis Kroeker (PhD, University of Chicago) is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies (Western field) and a member of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition. He regularly teaches in the areas of ethics, literature, politics and religious thought, and has been teaching ARTSSCI 1A06 / Practices of Knowledge since 2018-19.

Dr. Kroeker’s current research interests include apocalyptic literature and political theology; the intellectual and spiritual premises underlying the growing dominance of the technological paradigm in contemporary culture; and the controversial relations between peace, violence and the anthropocene in global ethics and religion. He explores these and related topics through the comparative study of classic texts and traditions (the Bible, Greek tragedy and philosophy, Augustine, medieval mystics) and contemporary writers (such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Melville, Dostoevsky, Flannery O’Connor, Simone Weil, Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry).  He is the author of Christian Ethics and Political Economy in North America (McGill-Queen’s) and co-author (with Bruce Ward) of Remembering the End: Dostoevsky as Prophet to Modernity (Westview). He has recently completed the first of two book projects on political theology: Messianic Political Theology and Diaspora Ethics(Cascade) and Literary Apocalypse as Political Theology (in preparation).