Michael DeJonge

Michael DeJonge

James F. Strange Chair, Department Chair


Office: CPR 469D
Phone: 813.974.1848

Curriculum Vitae


I am a Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies department, where I teach about the history of Christian thought, theories and methods in religious studies, and religion in modern society. I am honored to hold an endowed Chair named in memory of James F. Strange, who was a respected colleague and beloved teacher in the department for forty years.

I have been teaching at USF since earning a Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University in 2009. I have also been a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow of the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, a Volkswagen/Mellon Fellow at the Leibniz-Institute for European History in Mainz, Germany, and Visiting Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York. 

My books include Bonhoeffer’s Theological Formation (Oxford, 2012), The Bonhoeffer Reader (Fortress, 2013; edited with Clifford Green), Translating Religion (Routledge, 2015; edited with Christiane Tietz), Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther (Oxford, 2017), Bonhoeffer on Resistance (Oxford, 2018), Luther, Bonhoeffer, and Public Ethics (Lexington, 2018; edited with Clifford Green), and Theology, History, and the Modern German University (Mohr Siebeck, 2021; edited with Kevin Vander Schel).