Christel Manning was born in southern California and raised in Germany. She has
travelled all over Europe and the United States and more recently India. She currently
lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and daughter. Manning rows crew with
the New Haven Rowing Club, a sport she picked up after bad knees put an end to her love
of running. She is also an enthusiastic hockey mom, and avid gardener and an active
member of the local environmentalist community. 

Doctorate and Masters degree in Religious Studies from the University of California Santa
Barbara. 

Professor Manning teaches the introductory course in Religious Studies, as well as
electives on women in world religions, religion and sexuality, cults and sects, and
Eastern religions. 

Research areas include the intersection of religion, gender, and sexuality; the sociology
of new or marginal religious movements; and, most recently, the study of those
unaffiliated with religion. 

Books

Losing Our Religion – and Raising Children to Choose their Own Worldview (Working Title) (2014)

Losing Our Religion – and Raising Children to Choose their Own Worldview (Working title). NYU...

 

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Sex and Religion (with Phil Zuckerman, ed.), Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications (2005)

"Offers a collection of diverse and authoritative viewpoints on the ... relationship between spirituality and...

 

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God Gave Us the Right: Conservative Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, and Orthodox Jewish Women Grapple with Feminism, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications (1999)

What does it mean to be a religious conservative, particularly for a woman, in America...

 

Articles

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Unaffiliated Parents and the Religious Training of Their Children, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications (2013)

This article examines how parents who are religiously unaffiliated make decisions about the religious upbringing...

 

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Women in a Divided Church: Liberal and Conservative Catholic Women Negotiate Changing Gender Roles, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications (1997)

The Catholic Church in America is deeply divided, and gender issues (especially reproductive choice and...

 

Book Review

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Fundamentalisms Comprehended Across Traditions and Cultures (Book Review), Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies Faculty Publications (1997)

Book review by Christel J. Manning:

Marty, Martin E. and R. Scott Appleby, eds. Fundamentalisms...