Affiliated Departments & Programs
Judson Murray is a visiting assistant professor of religious studies. His research and publications have focused on the intellectual history of early imperial China, Confucian and Daoist mysticism, Confucian moral education, and agrarianism in East Asian thought. His current research examines Confucian contemplative practices using the methodologies developed in the field of contemplative studies. Murray teaches introductory courses in religious studies, Buddhist studies, and on Chinese religions and Japanese religions, as well as advanced courses on Zen Buddhism, meditation in Asian religions, and human rights in China.
Before arriving at Kenyon, he taught courses on East Asian religions and on comparative philosophy and religions at Wright State University, as well as courses on Chinese intellectual and cultural history at Connecticut College. He also serves as a member of the organizing committee for the Midwest Conference on Chinese Thought.
Areas of Expertise
Chinese religions, early Chinese thought, comparative thought and religions
2007 — Doctor of Philosophy from Brown University
1997 — Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University (Divinity School)
1994 — Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University, summa cum laude