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Brent Sockness

Brent Sockness

Brent Sockness

Faculty Director, Undergraduate Program
Honors Program Advisor

Brent Sockness, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, studies a variety of figures, movements, and topics in the history of European and North American religious thought since the 17th century and explores the way in which the Christian religion has undergone modernization via its engagement with the rise of the natural sciences, modern philosophy, critical history, and liberal democratic institutions. His research focuses on German post-Kantian theology and ethics, in particular the thought of the early 19th-century philosopher, theologian, and humanist Friedrich Schleiermacher and the early 20th-century historian, sociologist, theologian, and moral theorist Ernst Troeltsch.