Graduate Program

Graduate Program

The Department of Religion is launching a Master’s Degree program and a graduate...

M.A. Information Session

M.A. Information Session

M.A. Info. Session

Annual Distinguished Lecture

Annual Distinguished Lecture

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Summer 2014 Undergraduate Courses

Summer 2014 Undergraduate Courses

Summer 2014 Course Offerings

Joseph W. Williams

Joseph W. Williams
Assistant Professor
American Religious History

Loree Building, Room 114
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About

Joseph Williams joined the religion department in 2010 and is assistant professor of American religious history.
He teaches courses on the history of religion in the United States, religious healing, modern Christianity, and
religion and globalization. Williams’s research interests include pentecostal and charismatic movements, the
history of American evangelicalism, and the relationship between religion and modernization. His first book,
Spirit Cure: A History of Pentecostal Healing (Oxford, 2013), highlighted the transformation of pentecostal healing
since the early 1900s, and the way these changes fueled believers’ transition from a small minority to major players
in the marketplace of American religion. His current project assesses pentecostals’ and charismatics’ unique
contributions to American evangelicalism, focusing in particular on the functions of prophecy within the movement
during the second half of the twentieth century.

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Contact Information

Office Hours, Spring 2014:  Wednesdays, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Loree 114, DC

Phone: 848-932-6846 / 9641
Fax:  732-932-1271

Postal Address:
Department of Religion
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ  08901-852

Education Areas of Specialization
  • Ph.D. Florida State University (2008)
  • M.A. and B.A. Wheaton College (1998-2002)
  • American Religious History
  • The Pentecostal-Charismatic Tradition
  • Religion and Modernization
  • Religion and Healing
 
Books