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Small classes and a committed faculty encourage critical investigation of religion in its cultural, social, political, and philosophical dimensions. Study particular religious traditions, or study religion from a global or theoretical perspective. Explore questions of meaning, modes of spirituality, and intersections with gender, sexuality, race. Both a major and a minor are offered.

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Religion is deeply connected to the human experience. We explore the role of religion in art, literature, philosophy, and society. We examine both the historical role of religion in the making of thought and civilization and how religion continues to play a crucial role in society today. Studying Religion can enable you to develop a critical awareness of one of the foundations of human culture & society.



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The hallmarks of our MA and PhD programs in religion are creative interdisciplinarity, theoretical reflection, and the rigorous investigation of material, textual, cultural, aesthetic, and political dimensions of religions. An intimate context and collaborative ethos nurture intellectual experimentation and growth. We strongly support teaching experience and pedagogical development.

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Aug 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - Aug 28, 2017, 11:00 PM


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Carson Webb appointed the Butman Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

May 12, 2017, 3:00 PM

Carson Webb (PhD, 2014), has been appointed Butman Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Piedmont College (Demorest, Ga.), where he takes over the position from Barbara Brown Taylor, w...

Abel Gomez awarded the Toni Taverone Graduate student prize

May 6, 2017, 4:00 PM

 Congratulations to Abel Gomez for winning the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Toni Taverone Graduate student prize for his paper, "Decolonizing the Chicana Spirit: Indigenous Religion and Chicana...