Departmental Area: Religions of Western Antiquity
Sonya Cronin (PhD Religion, 2009) currently teaches classes in the Department of Religion, both in the area of Religion and Fantasy Literature and Western Antiquity (Bible). Her research has focused on Catholic biblical interpretation of “the Jews” in the Gospel of John
Although most of her research has been in Jewish-Christian relations and continues in that area, her current work also includes religious themes in modern fantasy literature and the relationship between Sarah and Hagar in Hebrew Bible.
REL3112 Religion and Fantasy
This course offers an overview of theological and anti-theological elements in twentieth and twenty-first century fantasy literature from authors Lewis, Tolkien, Rowling, and Pullman.
REL3293 Gospel of John
This class is an analysis of the Gospel of John in the light of the wide variety of methods - literary, historical and sociological - currently employed in Johannine studies. It will examine John in light of Hebrew Bible, Jewish Tradition, Greco-Roman literature, and other writings in the New Testament.