HISTORY. BELIEF. TRADITION.
Welcome to the Department of Religious Studies
We offer a wide assortment of courses that cover many of the world’s major religious traditions.
Since religion has played such a significant role in human history, and is still vitally important to so many in today’s world, the scholarly study of religion is naturally an invaluable component in any liberal education. Our faculty members have diverse interests and methodological approaches. Some focus on history and the study of ancient scriptures, while others examine contemporary religious practices. They are renowned nationally and internationally in their fields of expertise, and have written books and articles published by some of the best academic presses and scholarly journals. Their research areas include such fascinating topics as contemporary Christian creationism, girl evangelists in the 20th century, medieval Islamic mystics, Buddhism in the West, and the Hindu Great Goddess, among many others.
PUBlic Professor Series: Dr. Hillary Rodrigues
Join religious studies professor, Dr. Hillary Rodrigues, as he explores COMBATTING DELUSION: Gleanings from the Hindu Great Goddess and Eastern Sages.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge
The talk promises a visually engaging and thought-provoking journey through Eastern mythology and religious philosophies, and how we quest for meaning in our lives. Freedom from delusion is not guaranteed.
uLethbridge Film Series presents: Your Name
Film: Your Name
(Japan / Makoto Shinkai / 2016)
Hosted by Dr. John Harding
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
An animated drama in which threads of fate connect high school strangers – a girl from a rural Shinto shrine family and a Tokyo boy who both struggle to understand their link and to navigate waking intermittently in each other’s body.
Upcoming Book Release - March 2020
The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming book release by Dr. John Harding in March 2020.
Buddhism in the Global Eye
John S. Harding et al
This book will focus on the importance of a global context and transnational connections for understanding Buddhist modernizing movements.
Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies
Put Your Knowledge to Work
Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.