Professor Durmaz has published her monograph, Stories between Christianity and Islam: Saints, Memory, and Cultural Exchange in Late Antiquity and Beyond.
RELS undergrads Olivia Haynie and Justin Seward presented their findings from their summer project with Prof.
Professor Thomas was recently appointed to the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC), with joint appointment to the US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON).
The Department is thrilled to announce that alumna Dr.
Each year, the American Academy of Religion presents the
The department is happy to announce that Dr. Gabriel Raeburn has been awarded a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship for Excellence from the School of Arts and Sciences! Dr.
Emma Boockvar and Zoe Millstein, two students in Professor Robb's Religious Studies Course Gender, Sexuality, and Religion have had their research accepted for publication by The Journ
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.
A Conversation with Barbara H. Roggema
Rebecca Mendelson (Duke RELS PhD '20), Japanese Studies Librarian, Penn Libraries,
Rose Muravchick (Penn RELS PhD '14), Associate Director of Educational Development, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Delaware,
Alex Ramos (Penn RELS PhD '17), Production Editor, Penn State University Press
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has had a long and tortuous relationship with religion over almost the entirety of its existence.
When more than 93 per cent of the citizens of one country profess a single religion, as Thais do Buddhism, and when that religion is deeply integrated into national institutions and ideologies, it
Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words examines modern and premodern Buddhist monastic education traditions in Laos and Thailand.
The Jews: A History is a comprehensive and accessible text that explores the religious, cultural, social, and economic diversity of the Jewish people and their faith.
Bi-lingual in Syriac and English. Published by Gorgias Press.
The Jews have one of the longest continuously recorded histories of any people in the world, but what do we actually know about their origins?
In Wild Experiment, Donovan O. Schaefer challenges the conventional wisdom that feeling and thinking are separate.
Many recent studies have argued that the self is a modern invention, a concept developed in the last three centuries.
This book examines a literary form within the Bible that has slipped through the cracks of modern scholarship: the mixing of song and story in biblical narrative.
In a world of relentless and often violent change, what does it take for a culture to survive?
Tradition has it that King Solomon knew everything there was to know—the mysteries of nature, of love, of God himself—but what do we know of him?
Alef Is for Allah is the first groundbreaking study of the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies.