C. Mackenzie Brown spent his academic career of 45 years at Trinity, joining an all-male Department in 1973 He was the first hire in the Department not a Presbyterian minister. His appointment as Assistant Professor of Asian Religions completed the vision of Guy H. Ranson, Chair of the Department, for a comprehensive Religion department, moving away from a Christian, Bible-focused curriculum.
Brown served as chair of the Religion Department (1997-2005), chair of the Faculty Senate (2003-2006), member of the Animal Research Committee (1989-2017), and Faculty Adviser to the Honor Council (2011-2014).
His favorite class was Science Fiction, a First-Year Experience co-taught with Heather Sullivan.
His most meaningful classes were Death & Beyond, and Rape in India, the U.S., & Trinity.
Harvard University (Ph.D., History of Religions/Hinduism)
Stanford University (B.A. History)
God as Mother
Triumph of the Goddess
The Devi Gita--The Song of the Goddess
Hindu Perspectives on Evolution: Darwin, Dharma, and Design
Darwinism in Asian Religious Perspectives (edited book, forthcoming)
Hindu medieval goddess myths and rituals
Religion and Science
Evolution and Asian responses
Death and Beyond
Religion and Science-West
Religion and Science-Asia
Rape in India-America-Trinity
Honors & Awards
Z. T. Scott Faculty Fellowship Award, Trinity University
John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award (Southwest Commission on Religious Studies)
Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Research, or Creative Work or Activity, Trinity University