Welcome to the Religion Department

  • 2015 Religion seniors

    End of year celebration - Religion Seniors Spring 2015

    Pictured at Religion picnic are 8 of the 9 seniors: Kelly Banker, Lisette Garcia, Ella Fox, "Izzy" Zeitz-Moskin, Kalena Miller, Lindsey Myrick, Yasir Hassan and Sam Powell. (missing Gina Kabasakalis)
  • Fire Festival - close up image

    Fire Festival (himatsuri) in Nachi, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

    RELG 152: Religion in Japanese Culture
  • Pilgrims at Mt. Osore ("Mount Fear")

    Pilgrims at Mt. Osore ("Mount Fear")

    in Aoyama Prefecture, Japan. Mt. Osore is believed to mark the entrance to hell. Their pilgrimage is to commemorate and communicate with the dead.
  • Leighton Hall

    Our Home in Leighton Hall

    We are located on the third floor - stop in and visit!

The study of religion, in the context of a liberal arts education, draws upon multiple disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences.

We examine the existential, intellectual, and social problems to which religions respond, and probe the dynamic and often ambiguous relationship between religious beliefs and practices and the social order in which they are embedded.  Throughout the curriculum, religion is approached as a significant and pervasive expression of human culture, both past and present.

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