Bruce Lincoln is the Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School. He completed his doctorate at the University of Chicago where he studied under Mircea Eliade. He is the author of over a dozen books, including his personal favorite, Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification.
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Professor Bruce Lincoln from the University of Chicago discusses a variety of topics including werewolves, critical theory, pedagogy, and self-imposed estrangement from the academic study of religion. In this interview, Professor Bruce Lincoln from the University of Chicago Divinity School discusses a variety of topics including werewolves, critical theory,