Philosophy and Religion

Dr. Beverley Foulks McGuire, Associate Professor

McGuire

Office: Bear Hall 244
Phone: 910-962-2879
Email: mcguireb@uncw.edu

Website: http://people.uncw.edu/mcguireb/

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • M.Div., Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Areas of Expertise

  • Chinese Buddhism
  • East Asian Religions

Recent Publications

  • “Principles for Effective Asynchronous Online Instruction in Religious Studies,” Teaching Theology and Religion 20.1 (January 2017): 28-45.
  • “Integrating the Intangibles into Asynchronous Online Instruction: Strategies for Improving Interaction and Social Presence.” The Journal of Effective Teaching 16.3 (November 2016): 62-75.
  • "Chinese Buddhist Perspectives on Karma." Dharma World 43 (July-September 2016): 12-15.
  • "Buddhist Blogs in Mainland China and Taiwan", in Religion and Media in China, ed. Stefania Travagin. New York: Routledge Press, 2016, p. 151-166.
  • "The Way of the Blogisattva: Buddhist Blogs on the Web" in Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus, ed. Gregory Price Grieve and Daniel Veidlinger. New York: Routledge Press, 2015, p. 204-219
  • Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.
  • "Playing With Karma: A Buddhist Board Game." Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 10.1 (2014): 4-29.
  • "Divining Karma in Chinese Buddhism." Religion Compass 7.10 (2013): 413-422.
  • "Bringing Buddhism Into the Classroom: Jiang Qian's (1876-1942) Vision for Education in Republican China." Journal of Chinese Religions 39 (2011): 33-54.
  • "Duplicitous Thieves: Ouyi Zhixu's Criticism of Jesuit Missionaries in Late Imperial China." Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal 21 (2008): 55-76.

Courses Taught

  • PAR 232 - Asian Religions
  • PAR 370 - Tibetan Buddhism
  • PAR 371 - Buddhism
  • PAR 372 - Indian Religions
  • PAR 373 - Chinese Religions
  • PAR 374 - Japanese Religions
  • PAR 400 - Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on Happiness

Fun Facts

  • Certified as a yoga instructor in 2016.
  • Likes to kayak.