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John D. Barton Faculty Profile

John D. Barton

Professor of Teaching of Religion
Director for the Center for Faith and Learning
Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College
TAC 201D


  • PhD, Philosophy, Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda)
  • MDiv, Theology, Harding Graduate School of Religion
  • BA, Religion, Harding University
  • President, Board of Trustees, Kibo Group 501(c)3
  • Member, The American Philosophical Association (APA)
  • Consulting Editor, Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis
  • Voted "Professor Everyone Should Have." Rochester College Student Body, Spring 2012


  • African and Comparative Philosophy
  • Christian and Interreligious Studies
  • Christian/Muslim Interactions
  • Religions of the World
  • Religion and Social Change


  • REL 526: Religions of the World
  • REL 301: Christian Faith and Global Islam
  • REL 599: Theologies of Reconciliation in African Contexts
  • REL 102: The History and Religion of Early Christianity
  • ESEC 610: Faith, Ethics, Diversity, and Philanthropy (GSEP)
  • LAW 1282 Dispute Resolution and Religion (Straus Institute)