James S. Cutsinger (Ph.D., Harvard) is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina.

The recipient of a number of teaching awards, including recognition as USC’s Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year, Cutsinger taught for nearly forty years in the Department of Religious Studies, offering lecture courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as frequent seminars in the University’s prestigious Honors College.

Writing on a wide range of figures, including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vladimir Solovyov, and C. S. Lewis, Professor Cutsinger is best known for his work on the perennialist or traditionalist school of comparative religious thought and the Swiss philosopher Frithjof Schuon, work informed in a variety of subtle ways by the mystical theology of the Christian East.

For additional information of a more personal kind, please read “A Delicate Balance“.

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