Welcome to Scholarly Wanderlust by Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer

Teaching, Research, & Writing

Autumn leaves turn fiery orange and gold, preparing to fall to the earth a feed the winter soil, which rests and awaits springtime. I am teaching a group of Honors College students in a University course on Cinematic Religion. I profoundly enjoy exploring portrayals of God, Gods, Spiritual Beings, and Religious Advocates in Film. I have just completed a full draft of my upcoming book So Say We All: A Religious Commentary on Battlestar Galactica. I am looking forward to my next project writing about Ethics in the Psalter, focusing on justice advocacy (the theme of my dissertation research). I will also be participating in the Oxford Interfaith Forum: Reading the Psalms in Interfaith Contexts. Watch for more on the Psalms, Justice, and a smattering of reviews about fiction I am currently reading.

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Read my most recent blog below:

  • Messiah & Messianism
    The third meeting of the Oxford Interfaith Forum Discussion Series met to share different religious views about the Messiah. Two scholars presented historical and biblical traditions from Jewish and Christian perspectives: Dr. Benjamin Sax, Scholar at the Institue for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (Baltimore, MD), and Rev. Dr. John Goldingay, David Allan Hubbard Professor Emeritus of Old Testament in the School of Theology of Fuller Theological Seminary (Oxford, UK). Jewish Messiah Perspectives Dr. Sax opened the session with a description of Jewish Messianism. The Hebrew word for Messiah, meshiach, appears in the Hebrew Bible as an adjective for priests…