Michael Hogue

Professor of Theology

B.A., Hope College 
M.A.Div., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of Chicago
John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, 2008 
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Michael Hogue, who received his Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from the University of Chicago in December 2005, joined the Meadville Lombard faculty in September, 2005. He received his M.A. from the University of Chicago and earned his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Hogue brings to Meadville Lombard a deep concern for Theology as an interdisciplinary, critical, public enterprise of religious life. His teaching and writing explores Theology as it intersects with Religious and Environmental Ethics, American Culture and Politics, Globalization, and the Sciences. Raised as a "preacher's kid" in the United Church of Christ, Hogue has a deep understanding of the tasks of religious leadership. He is keenly committed to the importance of liberal theology and progressive religion in building a more just, sustainable, compassionate world. His activism is focused in the area of environmental justice.

His published articles and reviews have appeared in The Journal of Religion, Zygon: A Journal of Religion and Science, Crosscurrents, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and The American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, among others. He is the author of two books, The Tangled Bank: Toward an Ecotheological Ethics of Responsible Participation (Pickwick, 2008) and The Promise of Religious Naturalism(Rowman and Littlefield, 2010). His forthcoming book (2016) develops an American religious naturalist political theology and will be published in the Insurrections Series of Columbia University Press. Hogue serves in leadership roles in the American Academy of Religion and the Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought. He is on the editorial boards of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science and Science and Religion, and Culture and is the Editor of the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy.

Hogue grew up in Traverse City, Michigan and spent his childhood exploring the lakes and landscapes of the northwoods. He is married to Sara and is the proud father of Kincade, Mikaela, and Kamryn.