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Dan Shaw

Dr. Shaw has been teaching for the Colorado College Religion Department both full time and part time since 1988. Over the years he has taught such courses as Introduction to Religion, Christianity, Islam, New Testament, Judaism, Monotheism, Religious Responses to the Challenge of Suffering, Sainthood in the Roman Catholic Tradition, and The Sacramental Imagination. Dr. Shaw´s current research explores Mariology generally, the influence of the Virgin Mary on the Spanish conquests of the new world, and the role of Marian Devotion in the Americas.


Roman Catholic Studies
Comparative Religion
Philosophy of Religion 

Regular Classes

RE 200 Sainthood in the Roman Catholic Tradition
RE 200 The Sacramental Imagination: Catholic Artistry in Contemporary Society


    Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1987