Jonathan H Ebel
Associate Professor of Religion
U.S. Religious History
Specializations / 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 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 two book-length projects, G.I. Messiahs: Soldiers, War, and American Civil Religion, which is under contract with Yale University Press, and 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
- Helen Corley Petit Scholar, 2012-2013
- Fall 2012
- RLST/PHIL 110: World Religions
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.
"Of the Lost and the Fallen: Ritual and the Religious Power of the American Soldier." Journal of Religion (forthcoming) (2012):
"Mine Eyes Have Seen La Gloire: Soldiers’ Bodies, French Soil, American Sacred." Material Religion: A Journal of Art, Objects, and Belief (forthcoming) (2012):
""In Every Cup of Bitterness, Sweetness": California Christianity in the Great Depression." Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture (forthcoming) (2011):
"Jesus Freak and the Junkyard Prophet: The School Assembly as Evangelical Revival." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 77.1 (2009):