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Beth Davies-Stofka


Theological ethics and philosophy; theology in pop culture

Beth Davies-Stofka teaches courses on comparative religion and the philosophy of religion. Her teaching and research focus in two areas: the challenges that violence and human suffering present to theological ethics, and explorations of philosophy and theology in popular culture.

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Recent Articles

An Encounter of Your Own

A Christian faith community might learn things of enormous value about God's love for His children, and His expectations of us. An encounter with the Revelation of the Magi is genuinely an encounter with revelation. Read More »

Iron Clad Ignorance: Rewriting History

In an otherwise disastrously loud and incoherent film, Mickey Rourke invented an unforgettable character. The theologian is the villain of this piece. Read More »

Is Disney Bad For Your Child's Health?

What is bad for our children -- and for parents as well -- is cultural and historical illiteracy. We have got to learn how to read Donald Duck. Read More »


When so much of human ability and genius is focused on killing and destruction, it is a wonder to survive and to feel the kindness of strangers. Anything that can do that is truly a miracle. Read More »

Make Love, Not War

What happened to the young social protesters, demonstrators, and activists of the late 60s and early 70s? Read More »