Carl Raschke

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Carl A. Raschke
Era 21st century Philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Continental
Main interests
Notable ideas
End of theology

Carl A. Raschke is the Chair and Professor of Religious Studies Department at the University of Denver, specializing in continental philosophy, the philosophy of religion and the theory of religion.[1] He is known for his research on popular religion, philosophy of culture and philosophy of technology. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.[2][3]


  • Moral Action, God, and History in the Thought of Immanuel Kant. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1975.
  • Religion and the Human Image. Editor and co-author with Mark C. Taylor and James Kirk. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1976.
  • The Bursting of New Wineskins: Religion and Culture at the End of Affluence. Pittsburgh, PA: Pickwick Press, 1978.
  • The Alchemy of the Word. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1979. Republished with new introduction as The End of Theology. Denver: The Davies Group, 2000.
  • The Interruption of Eternity. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980.
  • Theological Thinking: An Inquiry. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1988.
  • Painted Black: From Drug Killings to Heavy Metal Music: The Alarming True Story of How Satanism Is Terrorizing Our Communities. New York: HarperSan Francisco, 1990. Paperback edition, Harper Collins, 1992.
  • Fire and Roses: Postmodernity and the Thought of the Body. State University of New York Press, 1995.
  • The Engendering God. Male and Female Faces of God. Co-authored with Susan D. Raschke. John Knox/Westminster, 1996.
  • The End of Theology. Denver CO: The Davies Group Publishers, 2000.
  • The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University. London: Routledge, 2002.
  • The Next Reformation: Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity. Grand Rapids MI: Baker Books, 2004.
  • The Republic of Faith: The Search for Agreement Amid Diversity in American Religion (Religion in American Culture), The Davies Group Publishers, 2005
  • GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn (The Church and Postmodern Culture), Baker Academic, 2008
  • Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory: Toward a Semiotics of the Event (University of Virginia Press, 2012)
  • Force of God: Behind the Global Crisis of Liberal Democracy, forthcoming


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