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Terry Shoemaker

Biography

Terry Shoemaker is an Americanist scholar of religion with an eclectic array of interests. He has published studies regarding the intersection of religion with nationalism, disabilities, popular culture, sports, public life, and deconversion, and he is particularly interested in the rehabilitative role of religion in the contemporary United States. These interests lead Terry into various classes on Religion in America, Religion and Popular Culture, Religion and the Modern World, and Religion and Globalization to name a few. He currently serves on two American Academy of Religion steering committees -- Religion, Sports, and Play, and the Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion. Before joining the SHPRS faculty, he served as Program Coordinator at Western Kentucky University's Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility.

 

Education

PhD Religious Studies - Arizona State University

M.A. Religious Studies - Western Kentucky University

B.A. Religious Studies/History - Western Kentucky University

Research Interests

Religion and Social Justice

Religious Communities in America

Transforming Religiosity in the United States

  • Religious Nones
  • Emerging Church
  • Interfaith and Interreligous Movements

Religion and Sports

Publications

Publications:

  • Shoemaker, Terry (2012) "God, Guts & Glory"  Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion
  • Shoemaker, Terry and William Simpson (2014) "Revisiting Sacred Metaphors,"  Journal of Religion & Society
  • Shoemaker, Terry (2014) "The Mason Jar Mentality"  Journal of Inter-Religious Studies.
  • Olson, Alex, Elizabeth Gish and Terry Shoemaker (2015) "Citizen Stories" Public
  • Bain-Selbo, Eric and Terry Shoemaker (2016) "Southern Reconstructing," in Sport and Religion in the Twenty-First Century Lexington Books
  • Shoemaker, Terry and James Edmonds (2016) "The Limits of Interfaith?" Culture and Religion
  • Shoemaker, Terry and Alexandria Griffin (2016) "Religion, Counterprivates, Disabilities," Critical Research on Religion
  • Shoemaker, Terry (2017) "Escaping Our Shitty Reality: Counterpublics, OITNB, and Religion” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture (Forthcoming).
  • Shoemaker, Terry (2017) "Deconstructing Westphalia: The Emerging Church, Citizen Pilgrims, and Globalization” in Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion Vol. 1, Editors Randall Reed and Michael Zbaraschuk, (Wipf & Stock Publishers) 2018, 66-83.
  • Shoemaker, Terry, editor. The Prophetic Dimension of Sport (Springer International Publishing, 2018).

Book Review:

Gorner, David T. Varieties of Personal Theology: Charting the Beliefs and Values of American Young Adults. Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2013. In Reviews in Religion and Theology 21(2): 219-222.

Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 321Religion in America
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 321Religion in America
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 394Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 394Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World