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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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Surinamese Jewish Family

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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Congratulations to Professor David Shyovitz for being selected as one of the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellows for 2022-2023!
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Northwestern Alumna Michal Raucher Explores Religious Authority & Gender

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