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Carl S. Hughes

  • Assoc. Professor of Theology & Department Chair
  • Theology, Philosophy, & Classical Language



MW 1-3:30 pm



Ph.D., Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University

M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School

Licence en philosophie, Université de Paris—Paris IV (Sorbonne)

B.A., St. Olaf College


Carl S. Hughes is a historical and constructive theologian. His interests include the legacies and challenges of the Lutheran theological tradition; the intersections of theology, race, and gender; interfaith studies; mystical and apophatic theologies; and the possibilities of biblical interpretation. He also has a background in philosophy of religion. He is the author of Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Rhetoric and Performance in a Theology of Eros (Fordham University Press, 2014) and Clouds of the Cross in Luther and Kierkegaard: Revelation as Unknowing (Lexington Books, forthcoming in 2024).

Courses taught at TLU include: Introduction to Theology, Ancient and Medieval Christian History, Reformation and Modern Christian History, Interpreting the Bible, Theologies of the Civil Rights Movement, and Buddhism and Christianity.

Prof. Carl Hughes Curriculum Vitae (CV)