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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.

David Gray's New Article Published on Teaching Tantric Buddhism

David Gray is happy to announce the publication of his article “Teaching Tantric Buddhism in an Undergraduate Classroom Context”

Vance-Trembath Article and Op-Ed

Sally Vance-Trembath has continued her streak of publishing articles and op-eds. Her newest contribution is an article on the Huffington Post. Topic: Charlie Sykes: Hero of this Destructive Election