Paul Zimdars-Swartz

Primary office:
Smith Hall, room 5


19th-century German philosophy and theology; the German Reformation; modern theories of religion

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1977

Paul Zimdars-Swartz received a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School in 1977. He has been teaching introductory courses in religion for several years and officially joined the faculty with a half-time appointment and more teaching responsibilities in the fall of 1994. His areas of specialization are nineteenth century German philosophy and theology, the German Reformation, and modern theories of religion.

Fields / Areas of Teaching:
19th Century German Theology & Philosophy
German Reformation
Modern Theories of Religion
History of Christianity

Co-author with Sandra L. Zimdars-Swartz, "Apocalypticism in Modern Western Europe," Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism: Vol. III, Apocalypticism in the Modern Period and the Contemporary Age Ed. Stephen J. Stein (New York: Crossroad/Continuum, 1998), pp. 265-292

"John of Dorsten's Response to Joachite in the Erfurt Quaestio of 1466: A Prelude to an Apocalyptic Theology of Papal Grace"

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