Ted Trost

Theodore  Trost

Professor of Religious Studies

(205) 348-7534


206 Manly Hall

Office Hours

By appointment

Undergraduate Education

BGS – Literature, University of Michigan

Graduate Education

MDiv – Theological Studies, San Francisco Theological Seminary

MA – Biblical Studies, Graduate Theological Union

PhD – American Religious History, Harvard University, 1998

Teaching Interests


Political Theology

Music and Social Protest


Representative Publications

“‘Devil’s on the Loose’: Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Religious Imagination” in Tom Kitts, ed.,Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival (Eugene, OR: Lexington, 2013), 53-70.

A review of Michael J. Gilmour, The Gospel According to Bob Dylan (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2011) in Church History, 81/4 (December 2012): 1039-1041.

The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion, Theodore Louis Trost, ed. (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007).

“Watching for Religion and Race at the Movies” in Carolyn M. Jones and Theodore Louis Trost, eds., Teaching African American Religions (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 219-240.