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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, director of undergraduate studies in Weinberg College’s Religious Studies Department

Treasure Seeker

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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Upcoming Events

 
Sep
18
2019
Weinberg College Academic Direction Fair

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Join us at the Weinberg College Academic Direction Fair, meet with religious studies faculty and learn more about our program, courses,...

Nov
1
2019
Black Theology & Black Power Conference

All Day, Evanston

Black Theology & Black PowerA Conference exploring the legacy of James Cone https://jameshcone.northwestern.edu/about/ The conference i...

Nov
2
2019
Black Theology & Black Power Conference

All Day, Evanston

Black Theology & Black PowerA Conference exploring the legacy of James Cone https://jameshcone.northwestern.edu/about/ The conference i...

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Latest News

 
Professor 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.
Alumnus Joel Harrison (Ph.D. '19) has accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Religion at the Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas Campus.
Congratulations to Aaron Moldnehauer, who has successfully defended his dissertation "Luther's Doctrine of Christ: Language, Metaphysics, Logic".
Alumna Stephanie Brehm (Ph.D. '17) new book, "America’s Most Famous Catholic (According to Himself): Stephen Colbert and American Religion in the Twenty-First Century" comes out September 3rd, 2019.
Contemplative Pedagogy and the Religious Studies Classroom: Editor's Introduction, by Professor Sarah Jacoby

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