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Religious Studies

Why Study Religion?


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Religion shapes, and is shaped by, every other dimension of human society. It is impossible to fully understand politics, law, history, or science without understanding religion. We invite you to learn more about the most interdisciplinary field in the university: Religious Studies.

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Spoon U Founder, Entrepreneur in Residence at the New York Times and  lifelong learner Sarah Adler Hartman reflects on the greatest learning experiences in her education and career – at least, so far.

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Professor Christine Helmer shares how Davóne Tines’s MASS inspired her Introduction to Christianity course, through the interplay of culture, music, theology, history, and politics.
Religious Studies will be closed for Winter Recess, Dec 23rd 2022 until Jan 3rd, 2023. Happy Holidays!
Religious Studies Newsletter 2022
"Destruction and Rebuilding: Two Years in the Life of a Tibetan Monk" By Dhondup Rekjong
Religious Studies regretfully announced the passing of Rev. Donald P. Senior, CP (1940-2022), who taught courses in our department in Spring 2016, Spring 2018 and Spring 2019.

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