Dr. Nathan Eric Dickman
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
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Ph.D., The University of Iowa, Religious Studies (Modern Religious Thought)
B.A., University of Dubuque, Philosophy
Dr. Dickman's teaching interests are in comparative study of religions, religious philosophies, critical methods and theories and philosophical theology. He has taught courses in Buddhist philosophy, Christian thought and world religions. His current courses include World Religions, Introduction to Buddhism, Introduction to Islam, a seminar on Doubt, and an Honors course on the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Dr. Dickman primarily researches the intersection of philosophy of language, hermeneutics and genres of religious discourse. With particular interest in the roles played by questions in human interaction, his research extends beyond the fields of religion and theology, with published work on the use of questions in the college classroom and on question games like "20 Questions." Dr. Dickman loves to talk about "deep" things such as the meaning of life, the being of God, religious symbols and narratives and religious diversity. You're welcome to stop by and chat with him at his office or wherever you might run into him around campus. Or you might try catching up with him during meetings of the student groups S.I.G.H.T. (Student Inquiry Group for Honoring Thought) or the Buddhist Meditation and Mindfulness Gathering.