CONTACT

Paul J. Levesque

Email:

plevesque @ fullerton.edu

Voice: 657-278-5902; GH-309

Fax: 657-278-5820

Dept 657-278-2442

ADDRESS

800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831

Paul J. Levesque, Ph.D.

Professor of religious studies

Paul Levesque began his career at CSUF in 1997 as a part-time lecturer. He received a tenure-track appointment in 2001 in the Department of Religious Studies. He has served on a variety of committees at CSUF, including chair of the General Education Committee and Student Academic Life Committee, and as a member of the CSUF WASC Steering Committee. He served as Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion from 2010-2014, and as Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2014-2021.

Degrees

1995, Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Louvain, Belgium

1988, M.A. in Religious Studies, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Louvain, Belgium

1985, M.A. in Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

1984, B.A. in Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Research Areas

My research interests are animated by questioning the role and possibility of religion in today’s pluralistic world. This has led to investigating issues surrounding the relationship between church and state in the U.S. and to analyzing the responses of Christian churches to issues surrounding liturgy and sacraments, methodological approaches to the Bible, and sexual orientation and gender.

Scholarly Work

He has presented papers at a variety of international, national, regional, and local conferences. His articles have appeared in national and international journals. His book:

Symbols of Transcendence: Religious Expression in the Thought of Louis Dupré. Louvain Theological and Pastoral Monographs 22. Leuven: Peeters Press; Grand Rapids: W. B. Eerdmans, 1997.

 

Fall 2022 on-campus by appointment.

Fall 2022 online Zoom Wed & Thur 2:00-3:30 PM.