Centre College Emeritus Faculty
Milton Scarborough• Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy
Milton Scarborough is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at Centre College.
Scarborough is author of Myth and Modernity: Postcritical Reflections (State University of New York Press, 1994). The book evaluates modern hostility to myth and shows its presence in the most sophisticated products of philosophy and science. His new book, Comparative Theories of Nonduality: The Search for a Middle Way (Continuum, 2009) uses both phenomenology and Hebrew pre-philosophical ideas to modify Buddhism’s middle way in epistemology and ontology for Western consumption.
In addition to his teaching and scholarly interests in myth and the human imagination, Scarborough has taught world religions, Buddhist thought, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, and phenomenology. He has received study grants and fellowships from the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He also writes articles on myth and Buddhist-Christian dialogue.
Scarborough has been active in a wide range of community ventures, volunteering his time for Scouting, Habitat for Humanity, social services agencies, and electoral politics.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi (B.A. in English), Scarborough holds a bachelor of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christianity and culture from Duke University.
To read Scarborough’s 2010 “Report from Jurassic Park,” click here.
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