Dr. Amy L. Balogh is Lead Lecturer of Religious Studies and teaches a wide-variety of courses, including courses on myth, Judaism, Christianity, and comparative religions. Her doctoral degree is in the Study of Religion from the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology, and her area of specialization is the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern religions. Dr. Balogh’s research focuses on comparative religion, with a more recent focus on the different ways that religion moderates our species’ relationship with nature. Her first book, Moses among the Idols: Mediators of the Divine in the Ancient Near East, was published with Lexington Books / Fortress Press in 2018. She is currently working on her second book, Human Ecology in Ancient Near Eastern Religions: A New Theory of Origins, which focuses on the formative role of humankind’s experience of nature in the shaping of ancient Near Eastern and biblical religions.

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