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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Religious Studies


Carl D. Evans

Professor Emeritus; Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1974 Biblical and Near Eastern Studies

Carl D. Evans retired from the Department of Religius Studies in 2009 haveing been a member of the faculty since 1974.

He now is working with interfaith organizations in South Carolina and along with others interested in this focus has formed the Interfaith Partners of South Carolina.

Evans received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He worked in the area of Bible (Old Testament concentration) and ancient Near Eastern studies. As a professor, his areas of research are in Old Testament and ancient Israelite history, religion, and culture.

Co-editor of Scripture in Context: Essays on the Comparative Method (Pickwick, 1980), Evans has also publised a variety of articles, essays, and book chapters on aspects of Israelite history, religion, and culture. See his c.v. for details. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled Encountering the Other: A Social History on Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Ancient Judah. This study charts the changing demographics in Judah during the late monarchic, exilic, and post-exilic periods and examines how various groups responded to the challenges of ethnic and religious diversity caused by the population changes.

Evans has been active in ecumenical and interfaith affairs in the United Methodist Church, in South Carolina, and the region for many years.

Evans welcomes communication from colleagues.