Paul J. Levesque
Voice: 657-278-5902; H-211H
Paul J. Levesque, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff, College of Humanities and Social Sciences / Professor of Comparative religion
Paul Levesque came to CSUF in 1997 as a part-time lecturer and began a tenure-track appointment in 2001 in the Department of Comparative Religion. He has served on a variety of committees at CSUF, including chair of the General Education and Student Academic Life committees, and as a founding member of the WASC Steering Committee. After serving as Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion, he is now Associate Dean for Faculty & Staff in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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.
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.
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.