University Profiles

Professor Thralls

Chad R. Thralls, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

Core Curriculum


Chad Thralls agrees with Socrates that the unexamined life is not worth living.

I am a scholar of Christian Spirituality and Mysticism. My research interests address the phenomenon of religious experience. I am interested in the Christian spiritual classics, Christian mysticism, spiritual seeking in American religious history, spirituality and nature, and double religious belonging.

I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the History of Christian Spirituality, Christian Mysticism, Thomas Merton, Religion in America, Christian and Zen Meditation, and Religion and Nature.


  • Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
  • M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
  • B.A., West Virginia University

Office Phone
(973) 761-9278


Office Location
Room 241
Arts & Sciences Hall


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