Bradley E. Starr
Bradley E. Starr, Ph.D.
Professor and Acting Chair of Comparative Religion
I've been teaching at CSUF since 1984. I became a full time faculty member in 1987. The main research I've done focuses on the interaction between religious thought and sociological forms of analysis. My doctoral dissertation (at Claremont Graduate School, 1987) was on Ernst Troeltsch and Max Weber, and I've published a dozen or so articles, essays, reviews, and book chapters on the work of Weber, Troeltsch, and Georg Simmel. For several years I had a joint appointment with Religious Studies and Liberal Studies, but now teach completely in the former. I'm currently studying issues related to religion and violence. My wife Susan is a counselor at Chaffey College.
1987, Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Claremont Graduate School
The main research I've done focuses on the interaction between religious thought and sociological forms of analysis. I'm especially interested in the "classical" period of sociology. I'm currently studying issues related to religion and violence.
- Comparative Study of the World's Great Religions (CR 110)
- History and Dev. of Early Christian Thought (CR 345A)
- Religion and Violence (CR 380)
- Methods of Studying Religion (CR 300)
- History and Dev. of Modern Christian Thought (CR 345B)
- Dimensions of Religion (CR 306)
- Origins of the New Testament (CR 210)
- Introduction to Christianity (CR 200)
- Major Christian Traditions: Protestantism (CR 350)
- Protestant Thought and Social Theory (CR 485)
- Religious Visions of the End Times (CR 485)
Liberal Studies, Philosophy
- Introduction to Liberal Studies (LBST 300)
- The Historical Dimension of Liberal Studies (LBST 302A)
- The Historical Dimension of Liberal Studies(LBST 302B)
- Liberal Studies in the Social Sciences (LBST 305)
- Inquiry and Composition (LBST 301)
- Introduction to Philosophy (PH 100)
- Argument and Reasoning (PH 200)
- Greek Philosophy (PH 290)
- Medieval Philosophy (PH 291)
- Philosophy of Religion (PH 348)
My doctoral dissertation (at Claremont Graduate School, 1987) was on the pioneering German sociologists Ernst Troeltsch and Max Weber. I've published a dozen or so essays, articles and book chapters on the work of Weber, Troeltsch, and Georg Simmel.
Current Course Schedule
Spring 2018 Schedule
RLST 351-50, Hist & Dev Early Christian Thought, Online Instruction
RLST 380-01, Religion and Violence, TuTh 11:30am-12:45pm