Amy Lynn Balogh
What I do
I am an adjunct professor in Judaic and Religious Studies.
Comparative Religion, Bible, Judaism, Ancient Near East
- Ph.D., Study of Religion, University of Denver & Iliff School of Theology, 2016
- Certificate, Archaeological and Historic Conservation, International Conservation Center - Citta di Roma, 2012
- MA, Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2008
- BA, Biblical Studies, Patten University, 2005
Her methodological focus is comparison, as exemplified in her recently published monograph Moses among the Idols: Mediators of the Divine in the Ancient Near East (Lexington Books, 2018). Balogh is also developing a new method that brings natural history into direct conversation with patterns of religious thought and behavior. In combination with comparison, this new method shapes her second book, which focuses on the tension between humankind and nature as expressed in ancient Near Eastern religious texts and practices. This book is tentatively titled Human Ecology in Ancient Near Eastern Religions: A New Theory of Origins and is in the beginning of the writing stage.
Areas of Research