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Carl Raschke

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Religion in contemporary culture
  • Postmodernism
  • Religion in American public life
  • Religion/politics

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • Religion
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Higher education
  • American Presidency
  • Elections
  • Public policy
  • Digital media
  • Diversity & ethnic conflict
  • Terrorism/security


Carl Raschke is an internationally known and often-quoted media expert as well as prolifically published author on various topics of religion and contemporary world affairs, digital and media culture, and religion in American public life. He is Professor of Religious Studies as well as current Vice President of the Rocky Mountain-Great Plains region of the American Academy of Religion.   His best-known work, “Painted Black” (HarperCollins, 1991), surveys the relationship between certain religious cults and violence in contemporary society.  His most recent books include “GloboChrist” (Baker Academic, 2008), “The Next Reformation” (Baker Books, 2004), “The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University” (Routledge, 2002), “Fire and Roses: Postmodernity and the Thought of the Body” (State University of New York, 1995) and “The Engendering God” (Westminster, 1995), which deals with feminist strains in early Christianity.

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Fax: 720-528-7718

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