Daniel F. Eppley, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion, Department Chair
Livingston Hall 320
I am the Chair of the Department of Religion and Professor of Religion at Thiel College. I received my Ph.D. in History of Religion in the West from the University of Iowa in 2000; I have been at Thiel since 2007. Among the classes I teach are: Interpreting the Jewish and Christian Scriptures, World Religions, History of Christianity, and Religion in the United States.
My research focuses on hermeneutics (approaches to interpreting the Bible) and the relationship between religion and politics in England in the 1500s, the time of Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Shakespeare. I have published/presented numerous essays and scholarly papers on various facets of these topics. My first book, Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God's Will in Tudor England was published in 2007; my second book, Reading the Bible with Richard Hooker, is scheduled for publication in 2016.