Michael DeJonge

James F. Strange Chair, Department Chair


Phone: 813.974.1848
Email: mdejonge@usf.edu
Office: CPR 469D


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, a Visiting Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and I am a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton.

Written Works

  • 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)
  • Theology, History, and the Modern German University (Mohr Siebeck, 2021; edited with Kevin Vander Schel)