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David Scott Arnold, Ph.D.

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MA in Interdisciplinary Studies Department

darnold@marylhurst.edu

Education

Ph.D., Religion & Literature, Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University
MA, English & American Literature and Literary Criticism, University of Oregon
Rel.M., Process Philosophy, School of Theology at Claremont
BS, Oregon State University

Classes Taught

American Studies: Literary & Spiritual Insights
Comparative Religions: Origins & Development of World Religions
Culture & Religion
Foundations of Spiritual Traditions
Ghost Stories
Hermeneutics: Interpretation Theory
The James Brothers
Mysteries of Identity
Ways of Knowing: Studies in Literature & Spirituality
Western Religious Thought & History I: Ancient to Axial
Western Religious Thought & History II: Late Antiquity to the Renaissance
Western Religious Thought & History III: Enlightenment to Modernity

About

David Scott Arnold coordinates ecumenical courses with "The Eighth Street Irregulars" in Adult Education in Corvallis, Oregon.

Before moving back to Oregon, he taught Humanities and English courses at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; Chaired the Department of Black Religion at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas; and taught in the American Studies Program and the Department of Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He has received three National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, one to study comparative religion at Harvard University's Center for the Study of World Religions, one to study non-western epics at OSU's Humanities Center, and most recently, one to study the Bible and World Literature in light of Mikhail Bakhtin's cultural criticism in the Department of Comparative Literature at Yale University.

In 2012, he was one of 12 academics in the nation invited by the National Geographic Society back to Washington, D. C., to explore possibilities engaging the Society's resources for higher education in the 21st century.  Later in the year, he will present two papers, one on Henry James' late novels, the other on the films of Ingmar Bergman, at the biannual International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture Conference held in Copenhagen.

He has twice received Marylhurst University's Award for Excellence for Academic Service and Teaching.

He is author of Liminal Readings: Forms of Otherness in Melville, Joyce and Murdoch (London: Macmillan Ltd., 1993).

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Calendar

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January 08, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

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January 13, 2015

Marylhurst University Day at Mary's Woods

As part of our on-going partnership with Mary's Woods, join us for our monthly Marylhurst Day at Mary's Woods. Activities take place throughout the...

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January 24, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. MA - Applied Pastoral Theology. MA - Art Therapy Counseling. MA - Interdisciplinary Studies. MA...

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