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Steve A. Wiggins is an obscure private intellectual. He offers for free on this blog what you’re paying thousands of dollars for your kid to get at an accredited university. Working class sensibilities pervade these posts. Those who are wise will pay attention.
Writing can be and often is, as most writers know, done for its own sake. The Internet has merely provided a public forum that allows us into the metaphorical world of other people’s thoughts. It’s a heady business. As a credentialed “religionist” without formal affiliation, and with apologies to John Wesley, this author sees the world as his classroom. The thoughts presented here, like a puzzle box, are often not what they seem. SAW does not imply that John Wesley in any way approves, although he was, for many years, a United Methodist. And Episcopalian. And.
There are podcasts posted on the blog—they may be found on the Podcast page or by choosing the Category “podcast.” Some may also be found on iTunes.
So far the author has been educated at Grove City College (BA, Religious Studies), Boston University (MTS, Bible and Ecclesiastical History), and the University of Edinburgh (PhD, History of Religions and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, including Hebrew Bible). His research programs have been broadly based and interdisciplinary, but have most often have ended up focusing on religious studies, ancient and modern. No matter whether you are religious or not, religion influences your daily life in both subtle and obvious ways. When Wiggins has been given a classroom forum he has emphasized this fact to students. Hey, it’s best to know what you’re up against out there! This blog features various thoughts on several aspects of religion (both ancient and modern) interpreted by a “specialist” in a field with no true experts. If you like puzzles, this may be for you.
Steve A. Wiggins, Ph.D.
Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, 1992-2005
Carroll College, 2003-2004
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2005-2006
Rutgers University, 2007-2011
Montclair State University, 2010-2011
Gorgias Press, 2006-2009
Oxford University Press, 2013-
Tip: if you wish to do a web-search for additional information, try using “Steve A. Wiggins” in your search. He is not the much more famous gospel singer that you’ll find if you search for “Steve Wiggins”!
If you want to find out more about his background, the Bio page has more than enough information for the overly curious reader.
He may be contacted by email at steve(dot)a(dot)wiggins(at)gmail(dot)com.