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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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Alumna Sarah Adler Hartman Shares the Value of Learning

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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Alumna Adina Goldman had a path that led her from pre-med to English literature and biological anthropology and then to religious studies and music.

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"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.
Congratulations to Eda Uca and Professor Robert Orsi being named to the 2021-2022 ASG Honor Roll.
Ariel Schwartz has accepted a position as the director of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Congratulations Ariel!
Does Taylor Swift have good karma? Prof. Jacoby's interview in Vulture Magazine about Swift’s new song “Karma”

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