Professor of Religious Studies, University of Denver  | Senior Editor, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory Senior Consulting Editor, The New PolisEditor, EsthesisCo-Founder and Director, Global Arts & Ideas Nexus  |  Contact:, carl.raschke@du.eduTel. 303-871-3117 | Sturm Hall 266, University of Denver, Denver CO 80208

Carl Raschke is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver, specializing in Continental philosophy, art theory, the philosophy of religion and the theory of religion.   He is an internationally known writer and academic, who has authored numerous books and hundreds of articles on topics ranging from postmodernism to popular religion and culture to technology and society.

His most recent books are Postmodern Theology: A Biopic and  Critical Theology: An Agenda for an Age of Global Crisis (IVP Academic) and Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2015) .

His book The Revolution in Religious Theory: Toward a Semiotics of the Event (University of Virginia Press, 2012), looks at the ways in which major trends in Continental philosophy over the past two decades have radically altered how we understand what we call “religion” in general.  His previous two books – GloboChrist (Baker Academic, 2008)  and The Next Reformation (Baker Academic, 2004) –  examine the most recent trends and in paths of transformations at an international level in contemporary Christianity. Faith and Reason: Three Views (IVP Academic, 2014), of which he is a co-author, is a conversation among three contemporary Christian philosophers.

Other well -known works include Painted Black (HarperCollins, 1991), which surveys the relationship between certain religious cults and violence in contemporary society; The Interruption of Eternity (Nelson-Hall, 1980), regarded as a standard reference work on the origins of the New Age movement; The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University(Routledge, 2002),  an analysis of the online revolution in higher education; Fire and Roses: Postmodernity and the Thought of the Body (State University of New York, 1995), a study of what the term “postmodernism” means in a broad theoretical and cultural perspective; and The Engendering God (Westminster, 1995), an investigation of “feminist” strains in early the Bible and early Christianity

Raschke has also served on the board of directors as well as various national committees of the American Academy of Religion. He is co-founder and senior editor of The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory as well as Esthesis, an e-magazine on arts and ideas.  He has been a frequent news commentator on religion and contemporary culture as well as higher education.  He was also until early 2018 an editor and contributor for Political Theology Today.

He was adjunct faculty at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (formerly the Mars Hill Graduate School) from 1998-2017 as well as teaching for the Global Center for Advanced Studies.  He has been a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of Vienna and continues as a member of its Religion and Transformation research platform.

He is co-proprietor of Wingsoar, a lecturing, writing, and seminar company with a retreat center on Lake Texoma north of Dallas.  Along with Victor Taylor of York College of Pennsylvania, he is co-founder of the Global Art & Ideas Nexus.

He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.