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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, former 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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Lecture by Prof. Marwan M. Kraidy, Professor of Communication and the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics & Culture at Unive...

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Religious Studies Office and Coronavirus/COVID-19
Congratulations to Jeffrey Wheatley who will be joining the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Iowa State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.
Check out "The Revealer" with an excerpt from Professor Sarah Taylor's newest book.
Cogratulations to Emily Holtzman, who has been elected as a Leopold Fellow for 2019-20. She will be working with Prof. Hanretta on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa”.
Professor Sarah Taylor was interviewed on the Green Radio Hour about her new book Ecopiety.

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