Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Brian P. Bennett

Dr. Brian P. Bennett

Professor of Religious Studies

Phone:
(716) 286-8454

Bio

Originally from San José, California, Dr. Bennett earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

He has been at NU since 2001, having previously taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Bennett's research concerns the interrelationship between religion and language. He has presented at conferences in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Hong Kong, Limerick, Lisbon, London, Moscow, Murcia, and Vienna, and has published two books:


Regular courses:

  • Introduction to Religion
  • World Religions
  • Comparative Religion
  • Religion/Language/Music
  • Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism

Special topic courses:

  • Cults
  • Space-Age Religion
  • Religion and Conspiracy Theory
  • Religion and Revolution in Russia