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religion historian

Laurence Harold Kant, American religion historian. Memorial Foundation for Jewish Cultural doctoral dissertation fellow, 1987-1988, Josephine de Kármán fellow for excellence in humanities, 1988-1989, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst fellow Goethe Institute Berlin, summer 1988.


Kant, Laurence Harold was born on January 15, 1956 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Arthur and Charlotte (Kaplan) Kant.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1978. Message Telecommunications Service, Harvard University, 1981. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1983.

Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1993.


Lecturer Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1991—1992, assistant professor department Near Eastern studies and religious studies, 1992—1995. Assistant professor division humanities York University, North York, Canada, 1995—1996. Visiting scholar department Near Eastern studies Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1996—1997.

Assistant professor religious studies Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky, 2002—2003, associate professor religious studies, 2003—2006, associate professor, historian religion, since 2006. Adjunct professor New Testament Greek Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky, 2000—2001, visiting professor, 2001—2002. Chair Wisdom in the Public Square, since 2001.

Presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Academy Rome (Rome prize in classics 1986-1987). Member American Academy Religion, American History Association, American Philological Association, Architecture Institute American, Association Jewish Studies, North America Patristic Society, Society Ancient Historian, Society Biblical Literature, Society for Promotion Roman Studies. M C.


Married Dianne Marie Bazell.

Arthur Kant

Charlotte (Kaplan) Kant

Dianne Marie Bazell.