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  • The Pentateuch

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    The PentateuchThe modern study of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) effectively began in the nineteenth century, when scholars, through painstaking critical analysis ...
  • Why Study Religion at UF?

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    Why Study Religion at UF? Religion is arguably the most powerful and pervasive force in the world. Majoring in religious studies can help you understand ...
  • Spirituality and Health Care

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    Spirituality and Health Care In the twenty-first century, spirituality and health care are intersecting in new ways. Traditional and indigenous medical practices are increasingly ...
  • Announcement

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    AnnouncementDue to the Covid-19 virus, the Department of Religion is temporarily shut down. If you need any assistance please contact ...
  • Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration and American Values

    9:54 PM

    Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration and American Values The question of immigration has always been a point of debate in American politics and public life. As the United ...

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Why Study Religion?

Religion has always been with us. Throughout history, it has expressed the deepest questions human beings can ask, and it has taken a central place in the lives of virtually all civilizations and cultures. As we think all the way back to the dawn of human consciousness, we find religion everywhere we turn. And it hasn’t gone away.