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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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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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Censorship and Self-Censorship in India

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston

Lecture By Wendy Doniger, Professor Emeritus of the History of Religions at the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, ...

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The Department of Religious Studies would like to express its grief over the shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, and solidarity with the victims and survivors. We stand with the Muslim community in this time of sorrow.
Professor Christine Helmer releases new book, "How Luther Became the Reformer"
Ethics Forward | Maternal Experience And Religious Ethics (among the panelists are Professor Cristina Traina and Alumna Michal Raucher, Ph.D.
Congratulations to Professor Sarah Dees who has accepted a new position as Assistant Professor of American Religions in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Iowa State University.

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