Matthew Fisher, PhD

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Matthew Zaro Fisher developed and teaches the curriculum for World Religions at MCU. He has also taught Catholic Social Teaching and Religion, War, and Peace, as well as an interdisciplinary research seminar. His research focuses on religion and science, as well as comparative studies in Catholic theology, Jainism and transhumanism. Prior to MCU, Fisher was an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University.

Education
PhD, Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Claremont Graduate University (2015)
MA, Systematic Theology, Marquette University (2011)
BA, Social Philosophy and Theology, Marquette University (2007)

Publications
Fisher, M.Z. (2017). In Extropy We Trust: A Systems Theory Approach to Identifying Transhumanism’s Religious Philosophy.  In Religion and Human Enhancement: Death, Values, and Morality. Edited by Tracy Trothen and Calvin Mercer (Palgrave-McMillan).

Fisher, M.Z. (2017). Ahimsa and Identity: Jains During the 1947 Partition of India.” In Nonviolence as a Way of Life: History, Theory, Practice. Edited by Predrag Cicovacki and Kendy Hess (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass).

Fisher, M.Z. (2015). More Human Than the Human?: Toward a Transhumanist Christian Theological Anthropology. In Religion and Transhumanism: The Unknown Future of Human Enhancement. Edited by Calvin Mercer (Praeger).

Fisher, M.Z. (2014). A Supervenient Trinity: An Alternative to Latin and Social Trinitarian Theories. The Heythrop Journal.