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David Morgan

David Morgan is Professor of Religion and Director of the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke University. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke. Morgan’s major interests are the history of religious visual and print culture, cultural theory, and American religious and cultural history. He teaches courses in the areas of American religious history, visual and material culture, and critical theory. Morgan is author of The Lure of Images (Routledge, 2007), The Sacred Gaze (California, 2005), Protestants and Pictures (Oxford, 1999), and Visual Piety (California, 1998), and has edited several volumes—most recently, Religion and Material Culture: The Matter of Belief (Routledge, 2010) and Key Words in Religion, Media, and Culture (Routledge, 2008). His next book, The Embodied Eye: Religious Visual Culture and the Social Life of Feeling, will be appear shortly from the University of California Press. Life Member in Clare Hall, Cambridge University, Morgan is also co-founder and co-editor of Material Religion and co-editor of the book series “Religion, Media, and Culture,” published at Routledge.

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