- Carthage College
Professor Thomas Long has taught the foundational course Understandings of Religion; upper-level courses in the history of Christian thought and church history; the J-Term course Christian Responses to Nazism and the Nazi State; and the topical course Models of Christian Redemption. He also teaches the Honor’s Sophomore Seminar The Problem of Church and State in the Contemporary Western World, in which students explore the political and religious history of six modern Western nations, including the United States.
His special interests are in the fields of inter-religious dialogue and the doctrine of the atonement. His dissertation, The Viability of a Sacrificial Theology of Atonement, was republished in 2006 by Lutheran University Press for its 37 affiliate institutions of higher education of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Prof. Long has a Ph.D. from Marquette University, Th.M. from Duke University, M.Div. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and B.A. from Albion College. He joined the Carthage faculty full time in 2002 and retired in December 2017. He now teaches classes at Carthage as an adjunct faculty member.
Prior to coming to Carthage, he taught at Lakeland College and Carroll and Marquette Universities. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Kenosha.
Prof. Thomas Long teaches courses in models of Christian redemption, Christian responses to Nazism and the Nazi State, and Luther and the Reformation.
Adjunct Faculty, Religion
- Ph.D. — Marquette University, 1999
- Th.M. — Duke University, 1990
- M.Div. — Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 1974
- B.A. — Albion College, 1968
- REL 1000 Understandings of Religion
- REL 2000 History of Christian Thought
- REL 200Q The Problem of Church and State in the Contemporary Western World (Honors Sophomore Seminar)
- REL 200T Topics in Religion: Models of Christian Redemption
- REL 200T Topics in Religion: Christian Responses to Nazism and the Nazi State (1930-1950)
- REL 3040 Church History
- REL 3060 Luther and the Reformation