Taylor, Mark



Mark C. Taylor is a Professor of Religion, Chair of the Department of Religion and Co-Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University; Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Union Theological Seminary; and Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Williams College.  He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University, Ph.D. from Harvard University and was the first foreigner to be award a Doktorgrad in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen.  His many awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the University of Helsinki’s Rector’s Medal and Wesleyan University’s Distinguished Alumni award.  In 1995, the Carnegie Foundation named Mark Taylor the National Professor of the Year for his use of technology to advance higher education.  Besides the books featured in his Rorotoko interviews (Field Notes from Elsewhere and Crisis on Campus), his most recent books include After God, Confidence Games: Money and Markets in a World without Redemption, and Mystic Bones.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Field Notes from Elsewhere: Reflections on Dying and Living
(Our Cover Feature of October 29, 2009)

On his book Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities
(Our Cover Feature of October 10, 2010)