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. "Atonement and Moral Apocalypticism." New Blackfriars [UK] 64 (1983): 323-335. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "Revelation, Salvation, the Uniqueness of Christ and Other Religions." Religious Studies [UK] 19 (1983): 323-343. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "Theodicy?." Harvard Theological Review [USA] 76 (1983): 225-247. (Academic Article)

Surin, K. "The self-existence of god: Hartshorne and classical theism." Sophia 21.3 (October 1982): 17-36. Full Text

Surin, KJ. "The Self-existence of God." Sophia [Australia] 21 (1982): 17-36. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "Atonement and Christology." Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie [Germany] 24 (1982): 131-149. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "The Impassibility of God and the Problem of Evil." The Scottish Journal of Theology 35 (1982): 97-115. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "Tragedy and the Soul's Conquest of Evil." New Blackfriars 62 (1981): 521-532. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "Creation, Revelation and the Analogy Theory." Journal of Theological Studies [UK] 32 (1981): 401-422. (Academic Article)

Surin, KJ. "Can the Experiential and the Phenomenological Approaches be Reconciled?." British Journal of Religious Education 2 (1980): 99-103. (Academic Article)