Faculty Scholarship: Dr. Jeffrey W. Robbins

Dr. Robbins



Jeffrey W. Robbins

Professor Religion & Philosophy

B.A. Baylor University
M.Div.
Texas Christian University
M.Phil.
Syracuse University
Ph.D.
Syracuse University

 

His area of specialization is in continental philosophy of religion. His teaching interests include contemporary religious thought, philosophy of religion, world religions, Christianity, Islam, and religion and politics. In addition to teaching courses in religion, he also is the director of the American Studies program and the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and the Faculty Mentor for the Allwein Scholars Program. He was awarded the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for Outstanding Teaching at LVC in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Westar Institute where he actively participates in the ongoing seminar on “God and the Human Future,” and is an affiliated faculty member of the Global Center for Advanced Studies.

Dr. Robbins' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Blanton, W., Crockett, C., Robbins, J. W. & Vahanian, N. (2016). An insurrectionist manifesto: Four new gospels for a radical politics. New York: Columbia University Press.

Robbins, J. W. (2016).  The invisibility of intellectual freedom. Continental Thought and Theory, 1(1), 25-28.

Robbins, J. W. (2016). Radical theology: A vision for change.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Robbins, J. W. (2016).  “Renewing materialism: Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala and the hermeneutical option for the poor."  Philosophy Today, 60(3), 687-702. 

Dr. Robbins' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Crockett, C., & Robbins, J. W. (13 October 2015). A radical theology of the future: Five theses. Palgrave Communications, 1(15028).  doi:10.1057/palcomms.2015.28

Robbins, J. W. (2015). Response: On the virtue and variety of movement(s). In J. Rieger, & E. Waggoner (Eds.), Religious experience and new materialism: Movement matters (pp. 157-172). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Robbins, J. W. (2015). Changing ontotheology: Paul Tillich, Catherine Malabou, and the plastic God. In R. Re Manning (Ed.), Retrieving the radical Tillich: His legacy and contemporary importance. (pp. 159-178). N.Y.: Palgrave.

Robbins, J. W. (2015 November). Denostalgizing the secular: A response to navigating the boundaries of the 'religious' and 'secular' in contemporary social and political circumstances. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, Ga.

Robbins, J. W. (2015, April). The secret of the cross and the lynching tree. Paper presented at the Society for Race, Ethnicity and Religion, Denver, Colo.

Robbins, J. W. (2015, November 20). Paul Tillich and the plastic being of God. Paper presented at the Westar Institute, Taking the Scholarship of Religion Public, Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Robbins' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2015 Celebration

Crockett, C., Putt, B. K., & Robbins, J. W. (Eds.). (2014). The future of continental philosophy of religion. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Robbins, J. W. (2014). The death of God and the politics of democracy. In D. Peterson, & M. Zbaraschuk (Eds.), Resurrecting the death of God: The past, present, and future of radical theology (pp. 105-124). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Robbins, J. W. (2014). Necessity as virtue: On religious materialism from Feuerback to Zizek. In C. Crockett, B. K. Putt & J. W. Robbins (Eds.), The future of continental philosophy of religion (pp. 229-241). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Robbins, J. W. (2014). Unearthing the dead: A more radical Paul and more insurrectionary politics. Syndicate, 1(4), 58-62.

Robbins, J. W. (2014, Forthcoming). Louis Armstrong: A rhapsody on repetition and time. In M. Grimshaw (Ed.), The counter-narratives of radical theology and popular music: Songs of fear and trembling (pp. 81-94). Palgrave Macmillan: New York.

Dr. Robbins' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2014 Celebration

Crockett, C., Putt, B. K., & Robbins, J. W. (2014). Introduction: Back to the future. In C. Crockett, B. K. Putt & J. W. Robbins (Eds.), The future of continental philosophy of religion (pp. 1-18). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Karkov, N., & Robbins, J. W. (2013). Decoloniality and crisis: An introduction. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 12(14), 1-10.

Robbins, J. W. (2013). Reinterpreting the reckless mind: The political becoming of hermeneutics? In S. Mazzini (Ed.), Weakening communism? Reading Vattimo and Zabala.  New York: Palgrave McMillan.

Robbins, J. W. (2013, Forthcoming). Louis armstrong: A rhapsody on repetition and time. In M. Grimshaw (Ed.), Heaven knows I’m miserable now: Religion and popular music.  New York: Palgrave.

Robbins, J. W. (February 15-17, 2013). The post-secular and pluralization of political theology. Plenary Session of the 7th Annual Telos Conference, New York, NY.

Robbins, J. W. (Forthcoming, 2013). "Necessity as virtue: On religious materialism from Feuerbach to Žižek. In C. Crockett, B. K. Putt & J. W. Robbins (Eds.), The future of continental philosophy of religion. Bloomington, IN:  Indiana University Press.

Dr. Robbins' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2013 Celebration

Crockett, C., & Robbins, J. W. (2012). Religion, politics, and the earth : The new materialism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Projected Date: 1211.

Robbins, J. W. (2011). Alain badiou and the secular reactivation of theology. The Heythrop Journal, XLVII, 1-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2265.2011.00695.x

Robbins, J. W. (2011). Too hard to believe? A reading of religious eclecticsm in yann martel's life of pi. The Journal of Religion and Society, 13

Robbins, J. W. (2012). Minimal or maximal? richard rorty, gianni vattimo, and the contemporary theological critique of secular reason. Avello Publishing Journal, 2(1), 1-16.


 

Dr. Robbins' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2012 Celebration

Robbins, J. W. (2010). Thinking transcendence with levinas: From the ethico-religious to the political and beyond. Analecta Hermeneutica, 2, 1-22.

Robbins, J. W. (2010). Richard Rorty: A philosophical guide to talking about religion. In R. Rorty. An ethics for today: Finding common ground between philosophy and religion (pp. 8-23). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Robbins, J. W. (2011). God is green; or, a new theology of indulgence. In D. Bowman, & C. Crockett (Eds.), Cosmology, ecology, and the energy of God (pp. 151-162). New York, NY: Fordham University Press.

Robbins, J. W. (2011). Radical democracy and political theology. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Robbins, J. W., & Rodkey, C. (2010). Beating 'God' to death: Radical theology and the new atheism. In A. Amarasingam (Ed.), Religion and the new atheism: A critical appraisal (pp. 25-36). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.