The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
A 1st-century street in Corinth, Greece
|RelSt 306 Religion from Athens to Istanbul (January 2007)|
Dr. Craig Wansink
Professor and Chair,
Department of Religious Studies
Virginia Wesleyan College
Dr. Wansink is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College. He has his PhD in New Testament and Ancient Christianity from Yale University, and has studied at universities in Japan, Jordan, Germany, and Israel. His primary research interests are in New Testament and world religions. Dr. Wansink was raised in Sioux City, Iowa, where he studied economics as an undergraduate at Morningside College. He received his Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and served churches in Illinois and Virginia. He is a member of the CIVIC Leadership Institute (2004), he serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Morningside College, and he regularly speaks in a variety of venues in Hampton Roads, including at the Joint Forces Staff College, at the Institute for Learning in Retirement, at local elementary schools and high schools, and at local churches and synagogues. In 1987 he was ordained as a Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister, and he currently is pastor at Second Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Wansink and 2 children make their home in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Wesleyan College (757) 455-3406
1584 Wesleyan Drive firstname.lastname@example.org
Norfolk, VA 23502
See Dr. Wansink interviewed on CNN about his research on Leonardo da Vinci's "TheLast Supper":
Dr. Wansink's cartoonish appearance on CBS Sunday Morning's Fast Draw: "What Did They Eat at the Last Supper?"
COURSES REGULARLY TAUGHT:
RELST 116 World Religions
RELST 217 The Old Testament World
RELST 218 The New Testament World
RelSt 265 Extreme Religion: The Body, Pain, Sex, and Martyrdom
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Dr. Wansink’s current research interests are in two areas. He is writing a monograph that grows out of his “Extreme Religion” course at Virginia Wesleyan, and a book on the role of food within the Christian religion.
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES, PERSONAL INTERESTS, AND BACKGROUND
LINKS OF INTEREST: