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News & Bulletins
- Setting Aside a Scholarly Get-Together, for the Planetís Sake Professor Laurie Zoloth - a magnificent tribute for a truly generative vision of change.
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- Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro by Sarah Jacoby
- Theology and The End of Doctrine by Christine Helmer, see review in The Christian Century
- A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities
FACULTY SEARCH: Assistant Professor in Hinduism beginning September 1, 2015
- 2014-15 YEARLY COURSE SCHEDULE
- The Daily Northwestern- a student praising Philosopy of Religion Class
- Robert Orsi has received McCormick Professorship, a university-wide teaching honor
- Jewish Messianic Thoughts in an Age of Despair by Kenneth Seeskin
- The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood by Sara Anson Vaux
"Filipino Crusaders for the Family Rosary: A History of Localization"
April 29, 2015 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
A Holistic Approach to Development and Peace Building: the Sarvodaya movement in Sri Lanka
April 30, 2015 • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
A public reading of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary
May 2, 2015 • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Jeremy Menchik
May 7, 2015 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University is a diverse community of scholars, comprising outstanding professors, graduate students and undergraduate majors and minors, who study the history, texts and lived religious practices that have shaped our world. Home to 14 full time faculty and numerous other visiting faculty and joint appointments, the department is known for its breadth, interdisciplinary emphasis, excellence in teaching and award winning faculty scholarship.