Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Nathan Rein

Nathan Rein has been teaching at Ursinus since 2002. His main field is the history of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. His research has focused in particular on the relationship between religious identity and belief. 


Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • B.A., Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Harvard University


  • World Religions (RELS-111)
  • What Is Religion? (RELS-212)
  • Christianity: An Introduction (RELS-233)
  • Religion and Violence (RELS-327)
  • Religious Diversity in Southeastern Pennsylvania (RELS-328)
  • The Protestant Reformation (RELS-365)
  • CIE 1 and CIE 2

Research Interests

History of Christianity 
The Protestant Reformation in Germany 
Theory of Religion
Religion and violence

Recent Work