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June 4, 2020

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Dear 2020 graduates,

MA Religious Studies: Nichole Ballard

BA Religious Studies: Ernesto Aguirre, Rachel Foster, Alec LaFata, Justin Peters, Aldo Tucillo, Jessica Weiss, Ashlyn West

Here are some messages from the Religous Studies faculty in celebration of your achievements:

List of graduates

Congratulations to our Religious Studies graduates!

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Due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus, several department events have been cancelled in accordance with university policy. This includes the film screening March 18 and the lecture by George Demacopoulos March 31st. Please watch this space for future updates. 

Summer courses

Fall coursesCheck out the new list of summer and fall courses in Religous Studies! 

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Interested in the concept of time in ancient Hinduism? Signe Cohen's new article on time in the Upanishads is just out. 



MA student Nichole Ballard attended a Fields Methods in Indigenous Archaeology field school last summer. Here is her account of her experiences: 

Spring schedule

Check out our spring course schedule! We've got a little bit for everyone, whether you are interested in deep discussions about the reality of God, an overview of world religions, the religions of indigenous people, or whether you are a Harry Potter fan who is wondering why there is no chapel at Hogwarts. 

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Check out this interesting episode of the Theology Matters podcast  from The Center for Theological Inquiry at Princeton, featuring an interview with Dan Cohen and Brick Johnstone about their