Perry Hamalis

Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion; Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Studies


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Perry T. Hamalis joined NCC's faculty in 2004.  In 2008, he was awarded North Central's Dissinger Award for Outstanding Teaching and Leadership and, in 2011, was named the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion.  Dr. Hamalis teaches and pursues scholarship in the field of Religious Ethics, with special interest in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, virtue ethics, and the intersection of religion and political philosophy.  His works have been published in Studies in Christian Ethics, the Journal of Religion, the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Greek Orthodox Theological Review, and in numerous encyclopedias.  He has contributed essays to edited volumes including The Orthodox Christian World (Routledge, 2012), Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration (Fordham University Press, 2013), and Thinking through Faith (St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2008).  His forthcoming monograph, Formed by Death: Insights for Ethics from Eastern Orthodox Christianity, will be published in 2015 by University of Notre Dame Press.  Dr. Hamalis has lectured on topics pertaining to Religion and Ethics across the country, in Greece, and in South Korea.  He also serves as a consultant to the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.


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Courses Taught

Christian Ethics

Religion and the Political Order

Seminar in Religious Ethics

Urban Ethics and Religion

Philosophical Ethics

World Religions

History of Ideas: Early Modern Period