#UFreligion Blog

Alumni Profile: Michael Franks

Why did you go into religious studies in the first place? I was originally drawn to Religious Studies because I wanted to go into the ministry to work as a pastor. During the course of my studies, however, I shifted

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RELIGION+CULTURE Blog CFB

What’s a blog good for anyway? Getting solid research out to the masses. Starting a conversation. Critically thinking about an important topic in a public forum. Being cool and hip-with-what-the-kids-are-doing-these-days. These are just some of the reasons, among others, that we

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Anna Peterson

Stories from fieldwork in a war zone. Tales of dog rescues (or tails…see what we did there?). European travels. Wisconsin. It’s all part of Dr. Anna Peterson’s life story and we want to share it with you in our featured Faculty

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Former #UFreligion faculty, chair, passes

We are very sad to report that Dr. Austin Creel, former chair of our department, passed away earlier this week, after a short illness. Austin Bowman Creel was born in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1929. After graduating from high school in

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New Faculty Profile: Dr. Jonathan Edelmann

The University of Florida Religion Department is excited to welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Jonathan Edelmann. Dr. Edelmann will be joining our faculty focusing on Religions of Asia. He comes to us most recently from Mississippi State University. He

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#UFreligion welcomes incoming graduate students for Fall 2016

In 2003, #UFreligion took a major step forward, inaugurating a doctoral program. A particular strength of this program is its interdisciplinary nature. In approaching religion, we encourage our students not only to engage other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in

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Top scholars consider religion, science, & the future

In 1967 Lynn Townsend White, Jr. proposed in his essay, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis” that it was Christian influence and Middle Age mechanical technologies that lie at the root of the ecological crisis of the 20th-century. While

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Top scholars consider religion, science, & the future

In 1967 Lynn Townsend White, Jr. proposed in his essay, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis” that it was Christian influence and Middle Age mechanical technologies that lie at the root of the ecological crisis of the 20th-century. While

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#UFreligion Announces Fall Course Offerings

  From studying environmental ethics to approaches to anthropology in Jewish studies and the exploration of Islam in Africa the Fall 2015 semester offerings from #UFreligion are as interesting as can be.  With strengths in religion & nature, religion & the Americas,

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