RELIGIOUS STUDIES DEPARTMENT POSITION ON THE IMMIGRATION BAN: The Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University fully endorses the statement of our national professional organization, the American Academy of Religion, on the recent ban on immigration. We also endorse the statement from the Association of American Universities, a group of leading research universities of which Northwestern is a member.
- Trump’s immigration order requires bureaucrats to figure out who is Christian. That’s not easy.
- The Myth of the Muslim Country, review by Professor Elizabeth Shakman Hurd about the politics of religion and US foreign policy
- Luther MOOC Open for Enrollment
- Congratulation to Dr. Lynn Hillberg Jencks, who defended her dissertation, titled 'Bendecidos, Encendidos, y En Victoria': Transformative Theology Strategies amongst Latina/o Immigrant Charismatic Catholics in the United States. In addition to being the first book-length work on American Latino/a charismatic Catholics, the dissertation makes important contributions to theology, gender studies, and subaltern studies. Barbara J. Newman, Sarah McFarland Taylor, Timothy Matovina (Executive Director of the Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame) served on the dissertation committee chaired by Cristina Traina. Lynn will be an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.
Join us in congratulating Lynn on this important accomplishment and wishing her the best in her career!
- Congratulation to Dr. Ariel Schwartz, who defended her dissertation, titled In the Wake of Hate: Rebuilding Religion, Place, and Community in Sacramento and Joplin.
- Teaching the Talmud: Associate Professor Barry Wimpfheimer becomes Weinberg’s first professor to offer a MOOC
- The Problem with Religious Freedom: New book argues international efforts to ‘get religion right’ are making things worse.
- 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.
- Interdisciplinary Concentrations
- Setting Aside a Scholarly Get-Together, for the Planet’s Sake Professor Laurie Zoloth - a magnificent tribute for a truly generative vision of change.
- Sarah Jacoby’s book, Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro, has been published by Columbia University Press
- Theology and The End of Doctrine by Christine Helmer, see review in The Christian Century
- Mira Balberg’s book, Purity, Body and Self in Early Rabbinic Literature, is available from University of California Press
- Michelle Molina’s book, To Overcome Oneself: The Jesuit Ethic and the Spirit of Global Expansion, 1520-1767, has been published by the University of California Press
- A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities