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Scott Kenworthy

Miami University, Ohio

Scott Kenworthy is Professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University of Ohio. His research interests focus on the history and thought of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, particularly in modern Russia. His most recent book is co-authored with Alexander Agadjanian, Understanding World Christianity: Russia (Fortress Press, 2021). His first book was The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism and Society after 1825 (Oxford University Press, 2010), which won the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History. Dr. Kenworthy is currently writing a biography of Tikhon (Bellavin, 1865-1925), who became patriarch of the Russian Church at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, which is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Dr. Kenworthy was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Romania where he taught in the Faculties of Orthodox Theology at the University of Babes-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca and the University of Bucharest; he has also had fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson Center), the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the Social Science Research Council.