Associate Professor and Chair of Religion
Ph.D., Rice University, 2006
Robert Erlewine is an Associate Professor in the Religion Department at Illinois Wesleyan.
He teaches modern religious thought and continental thought. 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 with Indiana University Press. He has published articles on various figures in modern Jewish thought in a variety of journals and edited collections.
Currently, Professor Erlewine is working on a manuscript studying the relationship of German-Jewish thought in relationship to German Orientalism and the development of Religious Studies.
Professor Erlewine has served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy since 2011.