The Rev. Dr. Paul Rasor retired in 2013 after nearly thirty years of teaching in law, theology, and religious studies at several American institutions, most recently as director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and professor of interdisciplinary studies at Virginia Wesleyan College. In 2015 he was named the Gerard van der Leeuw fellow in the faculty of theology and religious studies and visiting professor of law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where for two years he taught an interdisciplinary course on hate speech. He is also on the international advisory board of the Center for Religion, Conflict, and the Public Domain at the University of Groningen.
An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Rasor earned his Ph.D. in theology from Harvard Divinity School; he also holds degrees in music and law from the University of Michigan. His books include Faith Without Certainty: Liberal Theology in the Twenty-first Century (Skinner House Books, 2005) and Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square (Skinner House, 2012).