Michael Zbaraschuk, Ph.D.


Specialty: Philosophy of Religion, Religion in America, Religion and American Politics

Zbaraschuk, Michael

Contact information

Dept: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Room: CP 338C
Phone: 253-692-4313
Email: mzbara@uw.edu


  • Ph.D., Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 2002.
  • M.A., Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 1998.
  • B.A., Humanities and Spanish, Walla Walla College, 1993.


This is my first year at the UW Tacoma. My undergraduate degrees are in Spanish and Humanities, and my graduate degrees are in the Philosophy of Religion and Theology. Prior to coming to the UW Tacoma, I had been teaching at Pacific Lutheran University and UW Seattle.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are primarily critical issues dealing with religious pluralism, radical theology, Buddhism in America, and the various meanings of religious language (especially in an American context).


I will be teaching courses in the philosophy of religion, religious diversity in America, God: East and West, and religion in the modern world.

Selected Publications

  • (Under Review at SUNY Press), co-edited with Daniel Peterson (Seattle University), Resurrecting the Death of God, a volume of essays considering the past, present, and future of radical theology.
  • (Under Contract at Wipf and Stock) The Aim of Justice: Divine Activity in Process Thought.
  • "Not Radical Enough: William Dean's Pragmatic Problems in Dealing with God and History," The American Journal of Philosophy and Theology, 31:1 (Spring 2010).
  • "Mining Process Theology for Resources for an Open and Relational Christology," The Wesleyan Journal of Theology, 44:2, 154-167, (Fall 2009).