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With particular strengths in the study of Christianity, Judaism, American religions, Islam, secularism, Buddhism, and other Asian religions, the Department of Religious Studies emphasizes descriptive, historical, and theoretical approaches to the study of religion.

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Oct. 21 Curriculum

Melissa Sanchez (Penn, English/GSWS/FQTC): Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition
Melissa E. Sanchez
Oct 21, 2021 at - | Cohen Hall 204

Putting premodern theology and poetry in dialogue with contemporary theory and politics, Melissa E. Sanchez’s Queer Faith reassesses the commonplace view that a modern…



Nov. 11 Colloquium

Rupa Pillai (Penn, Asian American Studies): "More than an Altar: Faith, Culture, and Resilience of Asian/American Business Owners in Philadelphia during COVID-19"
Rupa Pillai
Nov 11, 2021 at | Cohen Hall 204