Dr. William Young has taught at Endicott since 2005. He teaches Ethics, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Religion and Politics in the Contemporary World, Religion in American Life, and other courses. His primary areas of expertise are philosophy of religion, modern Jewish and Christian thought, and medieval theology. Dr. Young lives in Beverly with his wife and two children, and enjoys running, playing the piano, and coaching soccer.
University of Virginia
Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies, Theology, Ethics, and Culture
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, with honors
Awards and Accomplishments
2009 Participant, NEH Seminar on Religion and the Common Good
2012 Recipient, Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers
2012 Endicott College Excellence in Teaching Award
Philosophy of Religion, Religious Ethics, Anthropology of Religion
Young, William W. (2018). Listening, Religion and Democracy in Contemporary Boston: God`s Ears. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Young, William W. (2014). "The Shape of Reflexivity: A Pragmatic Analysis of Religious Ethnography." American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 35(1):42-64.
Young, William W. (2009). Uncommon Friendships: An Amicable History of Western Religious Thought. Eugene, OR: Cascade.
Religion in American Life
Religion and Politics in the Contemporary World
Religion and Its Critics: Studies in Philosophy of Religion
Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Western Religious Thought