Religious Studies

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 [...]

Robert Blunt

September 15, 2011

Meet the New Faculty

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This fall, Lafayette welcomes 11 new professors, bringing the College’s total to 213 full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Over the past several years, the College has been hard at work on the initiative in the 2007 strategic plan to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from 11:1 [...]

Luis Schettino, assistant professor of psychology, and Camille Borland '13 are researching a computerized, wearable glove that studies human grasping behavior.

August 5, 2011

Initiative to Grow the Faculty Will Position Lafayette as a Premier Liberal Arts Institution

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When President Daniel H. Weiss unveiled the College’s strategic plan in the fall of 2007, he said it was designed “to secure a place for Lafayette among the nation’s premier liberal-arts institutions.” Among its five key objectives are to increase the size of the permanent faculty by 20 percent and decrease the student-to-faculty ratio from [...]

Alison Finn '12 is exploring the religious impact of Lafayette Missionaries in Iran.

June 3, 2011

Alison Finn ’12 Receives Fellowship from U.S. Department of Education to Study Arabic this Summer

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Alison Finn ’12 (Oswego, N.Y.) has always been interested in religious history, but after the events of Sept. 11, she was confused by media portrayals of the Muslim world. A high school student at the time, she set out to learn more about Islam and became hooked on Middle Eastern studies. This summer, she will [...]

Lafayette College

May 2, 2011

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 May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the [...]

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December 17, 2010

Book by Prof. Eric Ziolkowski Will Examine Writing of Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard

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  Eric Ziolkowski, Dana Professor of Religious Studies, took an interest in Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard at an early age, first reading the 19th century philosopher and theologian’s Fear and Trembling at age 13. In graduate school, Ziolkowski studied his works in depth in a graduate seminar at University of Chicago with Kierkegaard authority Langdon [...]

Professor Asma Sayeed at the Roman amphitheater in Bosra, Syria.

October 1, 2010

Religious Studies Professor Asma Sayeed Returns from Research Trip to Syria

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Scholars from around the world are drawn to Syria to study Arabic, Islam, and the history of world civilizations. The country has a rich heritage and is home to many archaeologically significant sites from a variety of time periods, making it a particularly awe-inspiring destination. Asma Sayeed, assistant professor of religious studies, was among those [...]

Professor Robin Rinehart

September 3, 2010

Professor Robin Rinehart Turns Scholarly Lens on Controversial Sikh Religious Text in Her Upcoming Book

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Professor Robin Rinehart has always been fascinated by the interactions among different religions in the Punjab region, divided between India and Pakistan. Having lived on both sides, she became absorbed in the area’s culture and history, so the exploration of the controversial Sikh text the Dasam Granth is a natural extension of her research interests. [...]

Lafayette College

March 30, 2010

Author and Scholar Bryan Rennie Will Discuss the History of Religion

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His talk is part of Lyman Coleman Guest Speaker series Religious scholar and author Bryan Rennie will present the lecture “Mircea Eliade and the ‘Cognitive Science’ of Religion: Contradictory or Complementary Approaches to the History of Religions?” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in room 104 of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Free and open to [...]

Lafayette College

February 9, 2010

Religion and Culture of Senegal the Focus of Numerous Black History Month Events

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Islam in Africa exhibit and lecture, film screenings, and a hip hop performance will take place throughout February The religion and culture of Senegal are the focus of a number of events during Lafayette’s celebration of Black History Month. The events include the Islam in Africa: A Pilgrimage to Touba, Senegal exhibit in Skillman Library’s [...]