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Religious Studies Professor Awarded Fellowship at Princeton University

ruprechtCongratulations to Dr. Lou Ruprecht who has been awarded a Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Research Fellowship by the Committee on Hellenic Studies at Princeton University, currently under the direction of noted ancient historian, Peter Brown. Dr. Ruprecht will be in residence at Princeton in Fall 2010, in order to begin research on a new book project, tentatively entitled “Crete and Cosmopolis: What an Ancient Greek Island in a Wine-Dark Sea Can Teach Us About Modern Identity.”

Dr. Ruprecht is Professor and William M. Suttles Chair of Religious Studies and an affiliate faculty member with the Hellenic Studies Center and the Center for Collaborative Scholarship in the Humanities.  He is also a research fellow of the Vatican Library Secret Archives and a staff writer for the online journal “Religion Dispatches.”

Books by Dr. Ruphrecht available in the GSU library include:

This Tragic Gospel: How John Corrupted the Heart of Christianity. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

God Gardened East: A Gardener’s Meditation on the Dynamics of Genesis. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2008.

Was Greek Thought Religious?: On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to Romanticism. New York: Palgrave, 2002.

Symposia: Plato, the Erotic, and Moral Value. Albany: State University of New York Press, c1999.

Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism, and the Myth of Decadence. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.