Blake Michael

Armine-Sharp-Davis & Swan-Collins-Allen Professor of Religion


  • A.B., University of North Carolina
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Harvard University


Blake Michael’s special interests are in religious phenomena of Asian cultures. He teaches courses about the religious life of Hindus, Buddhists, Confucians, Shintoists, Muslims, and others, and about the ways in which Asian religions challenge contemporary American culture.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

  • Religious phenomena of Asian cultures
  • Gandhi
  • Contemporary thought on religious pluralism
  • Religious cults
  • World religion—Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam

Publications / Presentations

  • “Introduction” to Garcha Rajinder, World of Islam in Literature for Youth (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2006).
  • The Origins of Virasaiva Sects (Delhi: Motilal Barnasidass, 1994).

Contact Info


Phillips Hall 117
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3828