Religion has always been with us. And it isn’t going away. 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. Indeed, even
Since its launch in 2014, Dr. Terje Østebø has been at the helm of University of Florida’s Center for Global Islamic Studies (CGIS) as its Director. However, his tenure comes to an end this Fall semester. Taking over from Dr.
The Department of Religion at UF (UF Religion) is pleased to announce that Prof. Terje Østebø is to be appointed as chair of the Department of Religion. As he will be on sabbatical during academic year 2017-18, his appointment has
During the summer our faculty & graduate students not only teach summer courses and attend to long neglected reading lists, they also depart for various locales to engage in invaluable fieldwork projects. This summer is no different. From Trinidad to
In the fall of 2017 the department will inaugurate a newly revised and expanded graduate program. While always intended to prepare students for careers both in and outside academia, our program now is more explicitly designed to prepare students not
This special summer bulletin features some fresh presentations from our faculty, publications from students and faculty, alumni news, and a new book from Dr. Whitney Sanford entitled Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence.
RELIGION, MEDICINE AND HEALING (REL 3098/ ANT 3930) Professor Robin M. Wright (ONLINE) This course is dedicated to the study of non-Western healers and medicine in relation to various religious traditions around the globe. The most important themes we shall
*Aya Cockram is a graduate student in UF’s Religion Department. Cocrkam contributed this blog post in her personal capacity. The views expressed are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Florida Religion Department, University of Florida’s College
On January 21, 2017, the Matheson History Museum welcomed visitors to River of Dreams: The St. Johns River and its Springs. This exhibit took months of planning, fieldwork, and meetings (and several heroic late nights by UF Museum Studies personnel), but seeing the
*Victoria Machado is a Ph.D. student in UF Religion’s Religion and Nature track. Ms. Machado contributed this blog post in her personal capacity. The views expressed are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Florida Religion