Tag: Religious studies

Summer Presentations from UF Religion

Just because it is the summer term does not mean the faculty and graduate students of the Department of Religion at UF are taking a break. Far from it! Our faculty and students are conducting fieldwork, exploring archives, learning languages,

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Teaching Hinduism and Caribbean Religions in North Carolina

The graduate program in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida is designed to prepare students for careers for careers in academia, within government institutions, non-governmental organizations, and various forms of advocacy work. We believe our five tracks of

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Religion in the News: December 8, 2017

Religion remains relevant. Just look at the headlines. The discipline of religious studies remains relevant to interpret those headlines. Why? Because religious literacy is severely lacking these days. Check out these “Religion in the News” headlines and see the religion

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Religion in the News: October 27, 2017

For this week’s Religion in the News stories we wanted to explore a variety of perspectives on the academic study of religion, perspectives on the field, and research within it. Here are the articles we found below: Can Evangelicals and

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Sexing Sacred Bodies

Bodies shape and are shaped by religious practice—they enact ritual, are fashioned to reflect religious identity, inspire and create devotional objects, and define boundaries of sacredness. How does the gender of such bodies shape experiences of the sacred, and how

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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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#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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