Vigen Guroian, Ph.D.

Distinguished Scholar
University of Virginia

Vigen Guroian is professor of religious studies in Orthodox Christianity at the University of Virginia. He is Senior Fellow of the Center on Law and Religion of Emory University, Permanent Senior Fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, and Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum. Guroian received degrees from the University of Virginia and Drew University and has held teaching positions at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York, and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University, where he was named Distingished Lecturer in Moral and Religious Education. A Master Gardner, Guroian’s theological reflections on culture, society, and politics are informed by the expression they give to Incarnation, eternal longing, and sensation. Author of hundreds of scholarly articles and lectures, his many books include The Fragrance of God, Inheriting Paradise, Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination, Rallying the Really Human Things: Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life, Incarnate Love: Essays in Orthodox Ethics, and Ethics after Christendom: Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic.