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Religious Studies News & Events

Religious Studies News & Events

  •  Course to Consider for Summer Session 1: RSOC 54 Comparative Religion & Social Theory Religion, Culture and Politics in Film

    Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

    Summer Session 1 – Fulfills RTC 2

    RSOC 54: Comparative Religion and Social Theory
    Religion, Culture and Politics in Film

    Is the study of religion important in a secular society? Does religion play an important role in U.S. culture and politics?

    With the viewing of feature length films, students in RSOC 54 will investigate the intersections of culture, politics and religion in the United States.

    Instructor: Wendy Arce

    MW 6-9pm, Kenna 105, sec #98088

  •  Pizza With The Professors

    Monday, Apr. 21, 2014

    SCU Religious Studies Department invites you to join us for


    Pizza with the Professors



    Speaker: Professor Oliver Putz



    Faith and Science: 

    How to Negotiate the Divide in Today's World



    When: Thursday, April 24th, 2014, 5PM

    Where: Religious Studies Lobby, Kenna Hall 323

    Pizza and soft drinks provided!


  •  Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism

    Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

    Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism

    Reflections on the past year and the possibilities for the future

    When: Tuesday, April 29th, 4:00-5:15PM

    Where: Arts and Sciences Building, Rm. 129


    No RSVP needed

    Light refreshments will be served


    A Round Table Conversation with:


    Department of Religious Studies


    Department of History


    Department of Religious Studies


    Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies

  •  Course to Consider for Summer Session 1 2014: TESP 4 The Christian Tradition

    Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

    Course to Consider for Summer Session 1 2014


    TESP 4  The Christian Tradition

    MTR 10:20AM-12:30PM with Professor Kern Trembath


    A theological examination of the Christian Tradition covering such topics as religious experience and the meaning of God; Jesus in the Gospels; the development and history of the Christian Churches; the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century global world.


    Prerequisite: None

    Fulfills RTC 1 Requirement

  •  The Fragility of Faith: How Can a Thinking Person Still Believe in God?

    Thursday, Apr. 3, 2014
  •  Attention RS Majors and Minors: Pre-Registration

    Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

    We would like you to take the opportunity to pre-register for all religious studies courses. Please consult the course descriptions and tentative syllabus posted on the bulletin board at the third floor Kenna hallway by the Religious Studies Department. The pre-registration period is from Monday, April, 28 to Monday, May 5 at 5 PM. Please contact your advisor for further information.

  •  Get the facts in order: A history of women's relationship

    Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
  •  Guadalupe Celebration

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

    Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
    2 - 4 pm
    Mission Santa Clara de Asis on the SCU campus
    Admission is free and open to the public.


    Please join us at the annual celebration of "La Virgen del Tepeyac: The Apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe" which will take place on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in the Mission Church.  All are invited to be a part of this celebration in drama, dance, and song that tells the story of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The performance will be in Spanish with English commentary throughout. A reception will follow in the Willeman Room, Benson Center. This wonderful re-enactment is made possible through the collaboration of Teatro Corazon of Sacred Heart Parish and Santa Clara University students.


    For more information, please contact Dr. Ana María Pineda, RSM at (408) 554-6958, Lulu Santana at (408) 554-4639, or Rosa Guerra-Sarabia at (408) 554-5011.

  •  Dream Moment for SCU Religious Studies Alumni-Athlete Tanya Schmidt Includes NCAA President

    Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012
  •  Catholicism, Politics, and The Primacy of Conscience: Reflections on Newman's 'Letter to The Duke of Norfolk'

    Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012

    Catholicism, Politics, and The Primacy of Conscience: Reflections on Newman's 'Letter to The Duke of Norfolk'

    David DeCosse, Santa Clara University

    October 24, 2012 I 4-5:15 p.m.

    St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons

    Professor DeCosse will explore how understandings of conscience within the writings of the great 19th century English theologian John Henry Newman may be relevant to contemporary debates around Catholic conscience and freedom.

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