Religion

Robert Erlewine

Robert Erlewine

Professor and Chair of Religion

Ph.D., Rice University, 2006

Robert Erlewine is a Professor in the Religion Department at Illinois Wesleyan. 

He teaches modern religious thought and philosophy of religion. He teaches courses in the Jewish religious tradition; the problem of evil; philosophers and the Bible; and philosophical and theological accounts of pluralism and tolerance.

Professor Erlewine holds graduate degrees from Boston College (M.A. in Philosophy) and Rice University (Ph.D in Religious Studies). He is the author of  Monotheism and Tolerance: Recovering a Religion of Reason  (2010) and Judaism and the West: From Hermann Cohen to Joseph Soloveitchik (2016) with Indiana University Press.

He has published articles on various figures in modern Jewish thought in a variety of journals and edited collections.

Professor Erlewine's curriculum vitae