Ludger Viefhues-Bailey

Ludger Viefhues-Bailey

Department Chair

Reilly Hall 319
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-5427


Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Gender, and Culture

Ärztliche Vorprüfung, University of Düsseldorf; B.A., Hochschule für Philosophie (München); M.Div., Philosophisch Theologische Hochschule St. Georgen (Frankfurt/Main); M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Ludger Viefhues-Bailey's work integrates philosophical modes of analysis with those pertaining to gender and cultural studies. He is the author of Between a Man and a Woman? Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage (Columbia University Press, 2010) and Beyond the Philosopher’s Fear. A Cavellian Reading of Gender, Origin, and Religion in Modern Skepticism (Ashgate, 2007). Currently he is working on a book entitled No Separation. How Religion Makes the Secular Nation State. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Political Theology and of the Steering Committee of the CNY Religion Consortium.

Recent publications
  • “Looking forward to a New Heaven and a New Earth where American Greatness Dwells. Trumpism’s Political Theology.” Political Theology 18, no. 3 (2017): 194-200.
  • “‘Religion’ in Anglo-American Philosophy of Religion.” In Theory/Religion/Critique. Edited by Richard King. Columbia UP, 2017.

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