Jonathan H Ebel
Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor
- Address: Department of Religion
3031 Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
- Telephone: (217) 244-4507
- Email: email@example.com
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- Monday, 12:30-200
Research Interest(s)U.S. Religious History
Professor Ebel's research program involves religion and war, religion and violence, lay theologies of economic hardship all within the American context. He is the author of G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion (Yale, 2015), Faith in the Fight: Religion and the American Soldier in the Great War (Princeton, 2010), and the co-editor with Professor John Carlson of From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America (California, 2012). He is currently at work on a religious history of the Great Depression in agricultural California, the working title of which is A Wandering Oklahoman Was My Father: Religion and Migration in America’s Great Depression.
- Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2004
- B.A. Harvard University, 1993
Distinctions / Awards
- Conrad Humanities Scholar, 2015-2020
- Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2012-2013
- Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers, 2014-2015
- RLST 235: History of Religion in America
- RLST 510: Graduate Intro to the Study of Religion
- RLST / PHIL 110: World Religions
- RLST 436: Religion in the U.S., 1900-1941
- U.S. Religious History
- G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion. Yale University Press, 2015.
- From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America (edited with John Carlson). University of California Press, 2012.
- Faith in the Fight: Religion and the American Soldier in the Great War. Princeton University Press, 2010.
- ""In Every Cup of Bitterness, Sweetness": California Christianity in the Great Depression." Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture(2011):
- "Jesus Freak and the Junkyard Prophet: The School Assembly as Evangelical Revival." Journal of the American Academy of Religion77.1 (2009):