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Department ofReligious Studies

Joseph Morris

Joseph A. Morris

Director of the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries

Joe Morris received his B.A. from Niagra University, his M.A. in Media Studies from New School University and his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union. He taught at several graduate and undergraduate schools on the east coast before joining the Santa Clara faculty in Winter 2004. His research interests are narrative and rhetorical analysis of biblical texts and also religion, media and popular culture.


RSOC 9 Ways of Understanding Religion
RSOC 119 Media and Religion
RSOC 121 Representing Religion in World Cinema
SCTR 19 Religions of the Book
SCTR 22 Synoptic Gospels
SCTR 33 New Testament Narratives and Cinema: Ongoing Revelations
SCTR 33a: Narratives of Christian Scripture
SCTR 139 Biblical Transfigurations: The Bible in Fiction and Film
TESP 4 The Christian Tradition

Hybrid Learning Courses:
RSOC 119a: Cultural Memory, Identity and Media


Catholic Youth Bible. (Editor and Writer) Winona, MN: St. Mary's Press, 2000.