Witold Wolny

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Associate Professor of Religion

E-mail:  ww4p@uvawise.edu
Phone:  276.328.0287
Office: Smiddy Hall 255


  • Ph.D. (Philosophy), – University of Seville, Spain, 2007
  • Postgraduate studies: University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1995
  • M.A., (Applied Theology), – University of Salamanca, Spain, 1993
  • M.A./S.T.L. Theological Institute ‘San Ildefonso’, Toledo, Spain, 1989
  • B.A.  – Pontifical Academy of Theology, Cracow, Poland, 1988

Courses Taught

  • Science and Religion
  • Theories of Religion
  • Introduction to The Old Testament
  • Introduction to The New Testament
  • Religions of the World
  • One Nation Under God? Religion in Contemporary America
  • Early Church History
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • History of Ideas
  • Phenomenology of Religion
  • Philosophy: Introduction to Epistemology, Philosophical Anthropology, Ontology and Ethics
  • Classical Guitar
  • Spanish 1010 – 3000

Research Interests

The relationship between religion and contemporary culture. In particular, how contemporary science impact our world views and challenges religious paradigm.

Professional Interests

  • Member of the Editorial Committee for “Thémata. Revista de Filosofía”. Seville, Spain.
  • Member of American Academy of Religion.
  • Founder Member of the Hispanic Society of Anthropological Philosophy (SHAF).
  • Member of the Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.
  • NAFSA (Association for International Educators).
  • VIE (Virginia International Educators).  Member of the Board.


  • Harrison Award for Outstanding Service, UVa Wise, 2011

Selected Publications

  • “What, How, and Why: The Geertzian Definition of Religion and Neurotheological Project on Meta and Megatheology”,   International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS), Vol. 2 No. 5; March 2012.
  • “Love in the Theory of Positive Disintegration”, article published in Heksis, Polish-English Online Quarterly bilingual (Polish-English) psychology journal, Barcelona-Warsaw 2009.
  • “El problema antropológico de la desecularización”. (Anthropological Problem of Secualrization)  Antropología y Humanismo, (various authors), CEU, Madrid, 1999. ISBN: 84-95219-08-5.