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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.

Upcoming Events

Colloquium: "Gods in the Making: Spirit Mediums and the Consecration of Deity Statues in Contemporary Taiwan"

Aaron K. Reich (St. Joseph's University)
Sep 14, 2023 at - | 204 Cohen Hall

In a temple in south Taiwan, a patron holds a newly carved statue of his tutelary deity as a ritual master performs the requisite rites to animate the statue. In the climactic moment when the statue becomes bound to…

Colloquium: Seema Golestaneh, Title TBA

Seema Golestaneh (Cornell University)
Oct 26, 2023 at -

Seema Golestaneh (Cornell University) will join us to talk about her work. Details TBA. 

Colloquium: Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Title TBA

Sarit Kattan Gribetz
Feb 22, 2024 at - | Cohen 204

Title TBA