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Oglethorpe Faculty

Kathleen Peters

Lecturer, Core Studies
Core Co-Director
Office: Hearst 205B
[email protected]

B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Emory University

Kathleen W. Peters, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the Philosophy Program. She received her doctorate in religion from Emory University, MA in religion from the University of Georgia, and her undergraduate degree in history also from the University of Georgia. She is an expert in material culture specializing in ancient Southwest Asian history and archaeology. Dr. Peters has taught courses whose content ranges from the Bible and the ancient Mediterranean World to Great Books, World Religions, Medieval History, Renaissance-Early Modern History, and World Civilizations. Spring 2020 saw the publication of her recent co-authored work on a Renaissance-era shrine devoted to Saint Francis of Assisi, Sacred Views of Saint Francis: The Sacro Monte di Orta (Punctum Press). Her current project is a book chapter, “Healing through Penitential Devotion: The Hemorrhaging Woman and St. Francis of Assisi as verae īconēs at the Sacro Monte di Orta,” for an edited volume.

At Oglethorpe, Dr. Peters teaches both in the Philosophy Program and in the Core Program. Her courses have included:

  • The Bible and Archaeology
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Introduction to World Religions
  • Art of the Gods
  • Myth, Memory and Origins (Core 301)
  • Historical Perspectives on the Social Order (Core 302)

She is the past recipient of the OU Spirit of Alpha Phi Omega Teaching Award and the OU Chi Omega Fraternity Teaching Award.