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Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

Professor; William Suttles Chair
Ph.D., Emory University
phone: 404-413-6122
e-mail: lruprecht(at)
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Ruprecht is an affiliate faculty member with the Hellenic Studies Center and the Center for Collaborative Scholarship in the Humanities.  He is also a research fellow of the Vatican Library Secret Archives and a staff writer for "Religion Dispatches."

Area of Interest:

Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Religion and Culture, Comparative Religious Ethics, History of Christianity, Tragedy  

Selected Publications:

Tragic Posture and Tragic Vision: Against the Modern Failure of Nerve, (Continuum, 1994)

Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism and the Myth of Decadence (SUNY, 1996)

Symposia: Plato, the Erotic and Moral Value,  (SUNY, 1999)

Was Greek Thought Religious? On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, From Rome to Romanticism, (Palgrave, 2002)

God Gardened East: A Gardener's Meditation on the Dynamics of Genesis,  Cascade Books (January 2008).

This Tragic Gospel: How John Corrupted the Heart of Christianity, (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2008)

Winckelmann and the Vatican's First Profane Museum , (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

Shrines to the Muse: A "Religious" History of the Modern Public Art Museum, (under review)