Bradley Burroughs

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Degrees: B.A., Allegheny College; M.Div., Duke University Divinity School; Ph.D., Emory University

Contact Info:
Phone: (814) 332-3621
Office Location: Odd Fellows 117
Office Hours: Spring 2020
Monday & Wednesday 10:00–12:00 & 2:00-3:00; Tuesday & Thursday 1:00–2:00 and by appointment

Courses (Spring 2020)
RELST 175 – Contemporary Religious Thought
RELST 190 – Christianity and Justice
RELST 204 – Intro to Sociology of Religion

Areas of Specialization:
Theological Ethics
Modern and Contemporary Theology
History of Christian Thought
Philosophical Ethics

Areas of Teaching Competence:
Contemporary Religious Thought
Philosophy of Religion
Sociology of Religion
Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
New Testament
Political and Social Theory

Current Work:
The Development of the Conception of Evil in Contemporary Christian Thought
Morality and Modern Warfare



  • Christianity, Politics, and the Predicament of Evil: A Constructive Theological Ethic of Soulcraft and Statecraft (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019).

Recent Essays

  • “Contracting Justice?: Private Military and Security Contractors and the Commodification of War” in The Business of War: Theological-Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex edited by James McCarty, Matthew Taipe, and Justin Bronson Barringer (forthcoming from Cascade Books).
  • “Of Fruit Trees and Newborn Babes: Luther and Wesley on Moral Transformation,” Journal of Lutheran Ethics, 17.3 (May 2017).
  • “Drones Unlimited? Just War Rules Demand Accountability,” The Christian Century 133.18 (August 31, 2016).
  • “Reconceiving Politics: Soulcraft, Statecraft, and the City of God,” Journal of the Society of Christians Ethics 33.1 (Spring/Summer 2013).