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Kent E. Richter

Kent Richter

Kent E. Richter

Professor, Philosophy/Religious Studies

Tel.: (630) 942-3404
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2612B

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Comparative Religions and World Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • History of Western Philosophy
  • Christian Theology

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Philosophy 1100—Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy 1110—Ethics
  • Philosophy/Religion 1150—World Religions
  • Philosophy 2150—Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion 1100—Introduction to Religion
  • Religion 1120—New Testament
  • Religion 1155—Asian Thought
  • Religion 2160-Judaism, Christianity and Islam


Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Text for Introduction to Religion: Understanding Religion in a Global Society
  • Presented paper on "The Unsatisfactoriness of Answers to the Problem of Evil"
  • Presented paper on "Trinitarian Theology as a Model for Evaluating World Religions"


  • Ph.D. Stanford University
  • M.A. Colorado State University B.S. Colorado State University

Awards and Recognitions:

  • 4-year Graduate Scholarship, Stanford University
  • German Academic Exchange Scholarship (University of Düsselforf)
  • NEH Summer Seminar, "What is Enlightenment."