Carl Raschke is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver, specializing in Continental philosophy, the philosophy of religion and the theory of religion. He is an internationally known writer and academic, who has authored numerous books and hundreds of articles on topics ranging from postmodernism to popular religion and culture to technology and society.
His latest book, entitled The Revolution in Religious Theory: Toward a Semiotics of the Event (University of Virginia Press, 2012), looks at the ways in which major trends in Continental philosophy over the past two decades have radically altered how we understand what we call “religion” in general. His previous two books - GloboChrist (Baker Academic, 2008) and The Next Reformation (Baker Academic, 2004) - examine the most recent trends and in paths of transformations at an international level in contemporary Christianity. Other well -known works include Painted Black (HarperCollins, 1991), which surveys the relationship between certain religious cults and violence in contemporary society; The Interruption of Eternity (Nelson-Hall, 1980), regarded as a standard reference work on the origins of the New Age movement; The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University(Routledge, 2002), an analysis of the online revolution in higher education; Fire and Roses: Postmodernity and the Thought of the Body (State University of New York, 1995), a study of what the term “postmodernism” means in a broad theoretical and cultural perspective; and The Engendering God (Westminster, 1995), an investigation of “feminist” strains in early the Bible and early Christianity
Raschke is also past-president and former executive director of the American Association for the Advancement of Core Curriculum and past director of the University of Denver's Institute for the Humanities. He has also served on the board of directors as well as various national committees of the American Academy of Religion. He is co-founder and senior editor of The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. He has been a frequent news commentator on religion and contemporary culture as well as higher education.
He is also a permanent adjunct faculty at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology as well as the Global Center for Advanced Studies, and has been a visiting scholar and lecturer at the University of Vienna. He is co-proprietor of Wingsoar, a lecturing, writing, and seminar company with a retreat center on Lake Texoma north of Dallas.
He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.