Rebecca Moore

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Rebecca Moore is Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University. She has a Ph.D. in religious studies from Marquette University (1996), where her specialty was Jewish and Christian dialogue. She has written and published on medieval Christian theologians and their debt to Jewish biblical commentary. She is author of Voices of Christianity: A Global Introduction (McGraw-Hill 2005), and co-author of A Portable God: The Origin of Judaism and Christianity , with Risa Levitt Kohn (Rowman & Littlefield 2007). She directs San Diego State University’s Metropolitan Area Pluralism Study (MAPS), which locates, charts and digitally publishes a visual and descriptive guide to the religious diversity that exists in the San Diego-Tijuana border region (http://geoinfo.sdsu.edu/MAPS/). Dr. Moore also specializes in American religions, focusing on new religious movements. Her most recent book is Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple (Praeger 2009). She co-manages the website Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple (http://jonestown.sdsu.edu). Her interest in Peoples Temple is both professional as a scholar, and personal, as someone who lost family members in Jonestown.

 

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