Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Professor of Religion and Society
Jonathan L. Walton is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University and Professor of Religion and Society on the faculty of divinity. He also serves as the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church. Professor Walton earned his Ph.D. and master of divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside prior to joining the faculty of Harvard Divinity School. His course offerings address theories of religion, myth and ritual, as well as the intersections of power, ethnicity and gender in popular culture.
His lecture offerings on Family Voyage to the Lands of Gods and Heroes will include: In Search of a Superman: God of Steel Myths from Hercules to Kal-El and Pandora's Forbidden Fruit: Ritual Scapegoating and the "Feminine" in the Ancient World.