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Religious Studies

Why Study Religion?


International and Interdisciplinary Scholarship

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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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Sarah Jacoby
Sarah Jacoby, former director of undergraduate studies in Weinberg College’s Religious Studies Department

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With research that adds important female voices to Tibetan Buddhism, Sarah Jacoby goes deep to examine the roots of human suffering, the path to liberation, and what the ‘Me Too’ movement may mean for global Buddhism.

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Teaching Law & Religion

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The Teaching Law and Religion website provides templates for thinking and teaching creatively and comparatively about law, religion, culture and politic in a variety of distinctive contexts.

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"Presence and Contagion" by religous studies alumnus Matthew Cressler (Ph.D. '14).
Alumna Michal Raucher (Ph.D. ’13), has published her new book, “Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women” with Indiana University Press.
Religious Studies Department Faculty Statement About NU Protests
RS Graduate Student Statement in Solidarity with Protesters
"Gender Equality in and on Tibetan Buddhist Nuns’ Terms." by Sarah Jacoby.

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