Daniel Boyd

Philosophy and Religion Department
Part-time Instructor

Phone: 828-227-7262
Email: dboyd@email.wcu.edu 
Office Address: Stillwell Building, Room 226

Education

  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • B.A., Brandeis University

Areas of Interest

Mystics and mysticism, myth and symbols, theory and method in the study of religion, the religions of India (especially Jainism), ancient mystery religions (especially Gnosticism), Islam (especially Sufism and Qur’anic studies), new religious movements (especially esoteric revivals, Neo-Paganism, and Asian missions to the West).

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • “The First Witch: The Gruesome Murder of Hypatia of Alexandria,” Pagan Students Association, WCU, October 24, 2007.
  • “The Last Pagan: Who Killed Julian the Faithful?,” Pagan Students Association, WCU, September 19, 2007.
  • “What does the Bible really say about homosexuality and marriage?  Homosexuality and marriage in the New Testament,” Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity, WCU, October 19, 2005.
  • “What does the Bible really say about homosexuality and marriage?  Homosexuality in the Old Testament,” Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity, WCU, September 21, 2005.
  • “The Secret Gospel of Mark: Genuine or Forgery?,” Western Carolina University, September 21, 2004.
 

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