Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Boston University
Bradley Herling received his Ph.D. from Boston University with a specialization in Philosophy of Religion. Before Marymount Manhattan, he taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Emerson College, and B.U., and his research interests include comparative philosophy of religion (especially the historical interchange between Germany and India); theory and method in the study of religion; religion, philosophy, and film; the problem of evil; and the challenge of religious extremism. Prof. Herling regularly teaches courses devoted to the religious traditions of Asia, philosophies of religion, and a variety of themes in the study of religion.
Achievements in Scholarship and Service
Faculty Leaves And Fellowships
This leave will enable Dr. Herling to continue the research and writing on a project called Theorizing Extremity: Essays on Religion, Ethics and Transgression, which willlead to several articles and a book-length publication, and development of an advanced, interdisciplinary seminar within Marymount Manhattan's general education curriculum.
“The Christian Extremity of St. Paul.” “Pauline Legacies: Works beyond Laws, Theories after Theologies, Paths toward Transformations,” Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, April 2010.
“Haneke’s Foucauldian Kindergeschichte: Pastoral Discipline and Religious Extremity in The White Ribbon.”
“The Politics of Religion,” Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, April 2010.
Participant. “Bio/Geo Politics of Religion.” Seminar at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, 2009-2010.
“Hermeneutics, Translation, and Metalanguage: A.W. Schlegel’s Latin Translation of the Bhagavadgita.” German Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2009.
“‘Either a Hermeneutical Consciousness or a Critical Consciousness’: Renegotiating Theories of the Germany-India Encounter.” The Comparatist 34 (forthcoming, 2010).
“Epilinguistic Hypophecy: August Wilhelm Schlegel’s Latin Bhagavadgita.” In Epilanguages: Beyond idioms and languages. Ed. Pascale Hummel. Paris: Philologicum, 2009.
Chair, Curriculum Committee
Chair, Religious Studies Search Committee
Member, General Education Committee
Member, Watson Fellowship Selection Committee
Member, Middle States Review Sub-committee on the Curriculum
2007-2008 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2008-2009 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2009-2010 Achievements in Scholarships and Service