Religious Studies

Tibetan Monks

April 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: Students Learn Buddhism from Tibetan Monks

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Eight exiled Tibetan monks were on campus last week for a three-day residency. The monks, from the Drepung Gomang Monastery for Advanced Studies and Practice on Buddhist Philosophy, created a sand mandala in the Interfaith Chapel of Hogg Hall, presented lectures and workshops on Buddhist teachings, and performed a traditional yak dance on the Quad. [...]

Professor Brett Hendrickson teaches Contemporary Religious Issues in Pardee Hall

July 12, 2013

Professor Brett Hendrickson Introduces Students to World’s Religious Diversity

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Teaching introductory courses isn’t something Brett Hendrickson tries to avoid. While the material may be basic, it has the potential to help shape the worldviews of his students, many of whom are learning about the world’s religious diversity for the first time. “I really enjoy teaching introductory classes about religion. Introductions open up so many new [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Dressed in a white kanzu, Tahir Basil '13 overlooks Lamu town before attending evening prayers in one of Lamu's many mosques.

April 17, 2013

Kenya Becomes a Field School for 17 Students Learning about Social and Religious Dynamics

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There is a persistent notion that Africa is a benchwarmer of sorts in the game of world affairs, an untouched land where time stands still. What a group of 17 students learned during a January study-abroad course—Religion, Society and Change in East Africa—is the fact that Africa has always been a central player in the [...]

Eric Ziolkowski

March 15, 2013

Religion Professor Eric Ziolkowski Lectures Internationally on Søren Kierkegaard and the Bible

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Within in a two-year span, Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor of Religious Studies, will have traveled to 11 cities on three continents delivering lectures on topics ranging from Biblical reception to 19th century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the subject of his latest book, which has garnered critical acclaim. His popularity as an invited lecturer is testament [...]

Earl Pope

February 11, 2013

Scholar Lamin Sanneh Inaugurates Earl Pope Lectures in World Christianity Series

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Lafayette’s Earl Pope Lectures in World Christianity series will be inaugurated Thursday, Feb. 21 by one of the world’s foremost experts on the growth and spread of Christianity in the 20th and 21st centuries. Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and professor of history at Yale University Divinity School, [...]

Save Venice

August 13, 2012

College Adds Interdisciplinary Minor in Italian Studies

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With the launch of the new interdisciplinary minor in Italian studies this fall, students on College Hill can make la dolce vita a part of their formal education. Lafayette students have held a longstanding interest in all things Italian. They regularly fill classes focused on Italian history and culture, and the short-term programs to Florence [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Robert Blunt

March 19, 2012

Armed with Rich Experiences, Professor Robert Blunt Shares Fascination with Africa

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A religious studies major at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, Robert Blunt needed to fulfill a science requirement, so he signed up for a study abroad program in Kenya. The course was on grassland ecology, but it was the people of the region that captured his interest. “I spent a lot of time with [...]

Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor of Religious Studies

January 21, 2012

Professor Eric Ziolkowski Publishes New Book on Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard

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The latest book by Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor of Religious Studies, examines the writing of 19th century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. Published by Northwestern University Press in December 2011, The Literary Kierkegaard examines Kierkegaard first and foremost as a literary prose artist and considers his entire body of published writing, as well as his private [...]