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Religious Studies

Religion involves the human search for ultimate meaning.

Not only a matter of belief, religion also is a primary mode for creating a sense of belonging and influences the entire scope of human societies, including ethical and political systems. Religious Studies engages the stuff of life and culture: faith and history, theology and ethics, texts and ritual, science and technology, art and literature, race, ethnicity and gender. We study Christianity and Catholicism, but also Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other traditions, including atheism, both local and global. In the Religious Studies Department, our teaching and research are suffused with a deep commitment to social justice and care for the earth itself. The study of religion intersects with virtually every other approach to understanding the world and ourselves.

Marion Pauck visits TESP 138: Contemporary Theology of Paul Tillich

Marion Pauck, with her husband Wilhelm presented a lecture and answered questions in the TESP 138 seminar taught by Professor Frederick Parrella.

Father James W. Reites, S.J., Requiescat in Pace

We are sad to report that Father Jim Reites, S.J. passed away on the night of Friday April 15th, 2016.

Julie Dinh '17 Receives Jean Donovan Summer Fellowship

Julie will be teaching English and researching the Bible Project in Vietnam