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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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The Contest in Context: Uyghur and Urdu Poetry Reading and Discussion featuring PhD Student Abdul Manan Bhat

Sep 24, 2020 at -

PhD student Abdul Manan Bhat will be participating in a Uyghur and Urdu poetry event hosted by Haverford College. 

The Contest in Context: Uyghur and Urdu Poetry Reading and…



Dissertation Defense: Paul McBain, "A Drunken Bee: Sunthorn Phu and the Buddhist Landscapes of Early Bangkok."

Sep 25, 2020 at -

PhD Candidate Paul McBain will defend his dissertation, "A Drunken Bee: Sunthorn Phu and the Buddhist Landscapes of Early Bangkok." An abstract of the dissertation is below; please…



Dr. Kathryn Gin Lum, "The Heathen World and America's Humanitarian Impulse"

Oct 1, 2020 at -

Dr. Kathryn Gin Lum (Stanford) will speak on her new book project, "The Heathen World and America's Humanitarian Impulse."