The Catholic University of America

William Dinges, Ph.D. 
– Ordinary Professor of Religion and Culture



I am an Ordinary Professor of Religion and Culture in the School of Theology and Religious Studies and a fellow of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America. I received my Ph.D. in American Studies in 1983 from the University of Kansas. I have been on the faculty at Catholic University for the past thirty-one years.



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Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-6890
Fax: 202-319-5704

Areas of Expertise

  • Religion in America (Catholicism in particular)

  • Religious Movements

  • Religion and Social Change

  • Fundamentalism

  • Religion and Ecology

Latest Publications

With Ilia Delio, O.S.F., "Teilhard de Chardin and the New Spirituality." In Ilia Delio, O.S.F., ed. From Teilhard Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe.  MaryKnoll, NY: Orbis Books (2014), 166 - 183


TRS 780A Theory and Method in Religious Studies

TRS 784 Religion and Modern American Society

TRS 784A Understanding Fundamentalism and Strong Religion

TRS 880 Catholic Identity

TRS 882B Religion and Globalization



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Curriculum Vitae