Our Religious Studies students are equipped to understand our diverse and rapidly changing world while learning much about themselves. This comparative field of study imbues students with the ability to assess diverse actions, traditions, and values. The knowledge and habits of mind learned in Religious Studies remain relevant forever, as key to a life of conscious choice and thoughtful, multi-cultural engagement.
Understand the world differently
Religious Studies courses help you examine your core values, both objectively and in terms of personal experience. In our classes, you will explore how people make sense of the world and enhance your global cultural knowledge as you engage in a wide variety of topics from barbecue to baseball, magic to mindfulness, and sexuality to the sacred.
Reading Knausgaard, Writing Religion
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, M. Cooper Harriss and a group of scholars published a collection of interlocking essays on ritual, beauty, and the end of the world. The essays are a reflection on Min kamp, or My Struggle, a six-volume novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard.Read more
Lowe Helps Georgia Democrats Win
Over the summer, Amber Lowe worked for two Georgia democratic campaigns mobilizing faith leaders and their congregations statewide. Both candidates won!Read more
Ing Publishes on Being Human and Living Well
Prof. Michael Ing’s recently published an article on Kanaka (Native Hawaiian) philosopher Davida Malo and his contemporary, Richard Armstrong.Read the article
Townsend Publishes Essay Collection
Colby Townsend, a dual PhD student, published a collection of essays on Joseph Smith from leading scholars on religion and literature in early America.Read more
David Haberman RetiresRead more
A community of support
Our department is home to an incredible community of teachers and students ready to support your intellectual and personal pursuits. We are innovative and open-minded researchers who welcome unconventional ideas to help us better understand the role religion plays in culture and society.
The study of religion broadens and deepens your understanding of the diverse richness and mystery that attends being human. Our faculty is engaged in research through the LUCE-funded Being Human project to learn more about what it means to be human in our rapidly changing world.
Center For Religion and the Human (1211 E. Atwater Avenue)