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Dr. Chad Pevateaux

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Chad J. Pevateaux, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion, Director of Liberal Studies
Polytechnic United Methodist Church 310

Courses Taught

  • Great Religious Minds
  • Studies in Comparative Religion: Comparative Mystics
  • Contemporary Theological Issues
  • Introductory Studies in World Religions
  • Introduction to Mediterranean Religions
  • Introduction to Christian Scriptures
  • The Human Experience
  • The Human Prospect
  • Introduction to Philosophy


  • Ph.D., Rice University, Houston, TX
  • M.Div., Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A., Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

Personal Biography 

Chad follows his bliss through enjoying the outdoors, whether by lazily lounging in a hammock with a good book or by actively running, hiking, and biking with friends. Chad also loves to travel, and has studied in Spain and taught in France and China

  • “Being Spiritual But Not Hierarchical,” in Being Spiritual But Not Religious: Past, Present, and Future(s), edited by William B. Parsons (New York: Routledge, 2018)
  • “How the Story of Job May Help Us All Get Along,” in Intersections: Faith(s), Church, and the Academy, edited by Mark E. Hanshaw and Timothy Moore (Nashville: Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church, 2018)
  • “Mysticism Emergent: The Beginning of the Study of Mysticism in the Academy,” in Religion: Secret Religion, volume edited by April DeConick, Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion series (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2016)
  • “Mystery Matters: Embodiment and African American Mystics,” in Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is a Mystery”., edited by Stephen C. Finley, Margarita Simon Guillory, and Hugh R. Page, Jr., (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 162-76
  • “Christianity,” religious tradition summary for companion website to textbook Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms, by Jeffrey J. Kripal (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)
  • “Widened Awareness: Allen Ginsberg’s Poetic Transmission of a Blakean Inflected Esoteric Dream-Insight,” Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, Vol. 8, N. 1, 2008, 37-61(25)
Recent Presentations
  • “On Comparing Religions: Coming to Terms,” Roundtable Discussion Participant on creative pedagogy for teaching introductory religion classes, Comparative and Asian Studies in Religion section, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, Texas, March 2018
  • “On Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality,” Roundtable Discussion Participant, Comparative and Asian Studies in Religion section, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Dallas, Texas, March 2017
  • “How Mystical Eco-Ethics May Help Save the World (and Us),” Mitchell-Reed Lecture, Texas Wesleyan University, November 2016
  • “Whence and Whither Gender?” Invited Presentation for the Gay-Straight Alliance at Texas Wesleyan University, October 2016
  • “Ethical and Spiritual, But Not Religious: How ‘Nones’ Are the Future, With a Long History,” for conference on the Spiritual But Not Religious movements, Rice University, Houston, Texas, March 2016
  • “More Radical: From Empiricism to Enactivism and Posthumanism in the Study of Mysticism,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, November 2014
  • “Mystery Matters: Howard Thurman’s Pulse of Infinite Worth and Langston Hughes’s Beat of the Earth,” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 2012
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