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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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Congratulations to alumna Elizabeth Sager ('20), a student in Professor Traina’s Religion and Bioethics course on the acceptance of her article, “"Components of Successful Spiritual Care", for publication in the Journal of Religion and Health.
Religious Studies welcomes Matthew Chalmers, a visiting professor, a scholar and theorist of religion, who specializes in late antique Christianity.
"The Middle Ages and a New Direction in Luther Research" by Christine Helmer
"The Medieval Luther" newly published book by Professor Helmer
2014 Religious Studies honors alumna Krishni Metivier outlines anti-racist practices for higher education

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