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News & Bulletins
- The Problem with Religious Freedom: New book argues international efforts to ‘get religion right’ are making things worse .
- FACULTY SEARCH: Assistant Professor in East Asian religions beginning September 1, 2016
- An interview with Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, author of BEYOND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.
- Journal of Lutheran Ethics July/Aug. 2015 volume features Prof. Helmer's Theology and The End of Doctrine.
- *NEW" Interdisciplinary Concentrations
- 2015-16 YEARLY COURSE SCHEDULE
- Setting Aside a Scholarly Get-Together, for the Planet’s 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
- The Daily Northwestern- a student praising Philosopy of Religion Class
The Evolution of the Papacy: Modernity, Media, and Mission, October 16-17th, 2015
October 16, 2015 • 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Evolution of the Papacy: Modernity, Media, and Mission
October 17, 2015 • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Lutherpalooza, featuring Michael Massing, with Dean Bell, Molly Worthen, and Paul Hinlicky
November 8, 2015 • 8:30 AM - 7:45 PM
The Theological Origins of America's Culture Wars
November 9, 2015 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
African American Religions, 1500-2000, Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom
November 11, 2015 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 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.