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Valliere, Paul

Professor - Religion
Philosophy & Religion

pvallier@butler.edu
317/940-9404

Jordan Hall - 202B



Resumé/Vitae

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

Modern Russian theology and Russian religious philosophy.

History of Christianity, with focus on church councils and ecclesiastical decision-making.

Russian, Ukrainian and Baltic civilization.

Modern religious thought.

 

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Conciliarism: A History of Decision-Making in the Church.  Cambridge University Press, 2012. 289 pp.

Modern Russian Theology: Bukharev, Soloviev, Bulgakov. Orthodox Theology in a New Key.  Edinburgh: T&T Clark; Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000. 443 pp.

Change and Tradition in Russian Civilization. Westland, Michigan: Hayden-McNeill Publishing, Inc., 1994; rev. ed., 1995. 138 pp.

Holy War and Pentecostal Peace. New York: The Seabury Press, 1983. 162 pp.

See Curriculum Vitae for complete list of publications.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

RELIGION COURSES: TI 250: Religions of the World.  RL 304: Book of Psalms.  RL347: History of Christianity.  RL 372: Mysticism.  RL 391-392: Seminar on Religion and World Civilization.

HONORS COURSES: HN 110-111: Faith, Doubt and Reason (Honors First Year Seminar).  HN 200: Hugo's Les Miserables and Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago (In-depth Honors Seminars). 

BUTLER SEMINAR ON RELIGION AND WORLD CIVILIZATION: founder, frequent contributor.

CENTER FOR FAITH AND VOCATION: faculty coordinator, chair of supervisory committee.

Personal Hobbies

Foreign languages. 

Attending ballet, theater and musical events. 

Church activities. 

Birding and hiking.


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

B.A. (English), Williams College, 1965.

M.A., Ph.D. (Religion), Columbia University, 1968, 1974.

 

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

American Academy of Religion.

Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.

American Society of Church History.

Professional Experience

Columbia University,  Department of Religion, Instructor and Assistant Professor, 1971-1982.

Dean of University College, Butler University, 1982-1987.

Associate Professor and Professor of Religion, Butler University, 1982-present (McGregor Professor in the Humanities since 1993).