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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Study Religion

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.



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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Upcoming Events

The Berrigan Brothers and the Catholic Social Justice Tradition in Syracuse

Oct 22, 2018, 7:00 PM

Maxwell Auditorium

The Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology and Religion in Society...

Scholarship II: Turning your Conference Paper into a Journal Article

Oct 29, 2018, 2:15 PM

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Entry for John D. Caputo added to Oxford Bibliographies Online

Sep 25, 2018, 8:15 PM

Jeffrey W. Robbins (PhD, 2001) has compiled an annotated bibliography of John D. Caputo, the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Syracuse University and the David R. Cook Professor Emer...