Religion matters – just read the headlines. The field of Religious Studies provides you with an important knowledge base and helps you acquire a valuable skill set that can be used for adaptive problem solving, ethical leadership and engaged global citizenship in an increasingly interconnected world. Our faculty is known for creative teaching strategies, engaged- and service-learning techniques and student-centered pedagogy.
The academic field of Religious Studies fosters intellectual flexibility and cultivates practical competencies. For all those who ask big questions and want to tackle the big problems - we welcome you.
Pennington's long-term research in the Indian Himalayas was extended by a grant from the American Academy of Religion to study how local Hindus respond to recent catastrophic floods
Assistant Professor Amy L. Allocco visits India next year through a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to interview families who seek protection and strength from spirits conjured during elaborate public ceremonies.
Faculty from the Religious Studies Department will be participating in the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion, International Association for Qur’anic Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature Nov. 21-25 in San Diego, Calif.
The associate professor of religious studies was named the winner of the fourth annual Book Prize awarded by the Southeastern Conference of the Association of Asian Studies for her book "Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kūkai and Dōgen on the Art of Enlightenment."
Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) will speak about the friendship and shared vision of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, at 7:30 p.m. in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.