Dean, Divinity School and Associate Professor of Religion and Literature
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Chicago, IL 60637
Richard A. Rosengarten is the Dean of the Divinity School, where he has had a long and distinguished record of leadership, including previous service as Dean of Students from 1991-2000, and as Dean from 2000-2010. He is Associate Professor of Religion and Literature in the Divinity School and the College.
Rosengarten’s scholarly work examines genres of narrative (especially the novel), hermeneutics, literary theory, and aesthetics, and the development of religious thought in the Enlightenment. He is the author of Henry Fielding and the Narration of Providence: Divine Design and the Incursions of Evil and is completing a book on Roman Catholicism between the Vatican Councils titled Styles of Catholicism: Flannery O'Connor, Frida Kahlo, Simone Weil. He is presently an Editor of The Journal of Religion and North American Editor for Literature and Theology.
Widely consulted as an expert on the study of religion as well as theological education, Rosengarten has served in a variety of capacities for the American Academy of Religion and the Council on the Graduate Study of Religion, and as an accreditor for the Association of Theological Schools. He has taught at the University of Chicago since 1994.