S. Brent Plate, PhD, is a writer, public speaker, editor, and part time college professor whose books include "A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects," "Blasphemy: Art that Offends," and "Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World." His essays have been published in The Christian Century, The Islamic Monthly, Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, and elsewhere. He is a board member of the Interfaith Coalition of Greater Utica, NY, and Executive Director of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life and Editor of the journal CrossCurrents. He is associate professor, by special appointment, at Hamilton College, NY.

Other Works

  • Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World

  • Blasphemy: Art that Offends


Awards and Recognition

  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2021 (calendar year)
  • American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grant, 2013
  • American Academy of Religion research grant, 2009