Kenneth J. Surin

Kenneth J. Surin

Professor of Literature

External address: 
101F Science Building, Duke East Campus, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90670, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0670
(919) 684-4364

(Ph.D. Birmingham, England, 1977) is Professor of Literature and Professor of Religion and Critical Theory. He trained initially as an analytical philosopher. His teaching areas include anglophone literatures outside England, philosophy (both analytical and continental), critical theory, marxism, state theory, and international political economy.


  • Ph.D., University of Birmingham 1977
  • B.A., University of Reading (England) 1972

Surin, KJ. "Christology, Tragedy and "Ideology"." The Thomist [USA] 89 (1986): 283-291. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "The Trinity and Philosophical Reflection." Modern Theology 2 (1986): 235-256. (Academic Article)

Surin, K. "Theistic arguments and rational theism." International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 16.2 (1984): 123-138. Full Text

Surin, KJ. "Theistic Arguments and Rational Theism." The International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion [USA] 16 (1984): 128-138. (Academic Article)