Jeffrey Scholes, PhD

Jeffrey Scholes, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Scholes, PhD

Professor & Head of Department
Department of Philosophy
COLU 4005
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1pm-2:30pm
Wednesdays 12pm-1:30pm

Professional Summary

Jeffrey Scholes is a Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His research interests center on the relationship between religion and sports and American political theology. He is the author of Vocation and the Politics of Work: Popular Theology in a Consumer Culture (Lexington 2013), Religion and Sports in American Culture (Routledge 2014), Christianity, Race, and Sport (Routledge, 2021), and co-editor with Randall Balmer of Religion and Sport in North America: Critical Essays for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2022). He is currently working on a book on Religion and Sports Fandom.

Philosophical Areas of Special Interest

Religion and Culture in the United States, Political Theology, Religion and Sport

Courses Regularly Taught

PHIL 3070 - Religion and Sports

PHIL 3080 - Religion and the Spirit of Capitalism

PHIL 3100 - World Religions

PHIL 3620 - Christian Thought

"Is Science Enough?"

Recent Publications

Religion and Sport in North America: Critical Essays for the 21st Century, co-edited with Randall Balmer. New York: Routledge, 2022.

Christianity, Race, and Sport. New York: Routledge, 2021.

Curriculum Vitae