RITUAL. WORLDVIEW. 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, martyrdom in the Christian tradition, medieval Islamic mystics, Buddhism in the West, and the Hindu Great Goddess, among many others.
In the Ruins of the Ancestors: Shugendo, Counterculture, and DIY Archaeoloogy
The Department of Religious Studies as part of their Research on Religion Colloquium will present the following:
In the Ruins of the Ancestors: Shugendo, Counterculture, and DIY Archaeology
Speaker: Dr. Shayne Dahl (Banting Postdoctoral Fellow)
Day/Date: Monday, March 27, 2023
Location: M-1030 (Markin Hall)
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
Dr. Hillary Rodrigues investigates modern nondual spirituality
Dr. Rodrigues' goal is to focus on this fast-growing contemporary phenomenon at this crucial emergent stage using religious studies theories and methods,”
Thanks to an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Rodrigues aims to rectify that situation.
Dr. Rodrigues is currently on study leave.
Research in Religion Colloquium
Research in Religion Colloquium - Spring 2023
Location: AH175 (unless otherwise indicated)
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)
Martyrdom in Anabaptist Christianity - Dr. Jennifer Otto - January 18, 2023
Finding an Ethics of Care in Early Confucian Tradition - Dr. Paul Crowe (Simon Fraser University) - February 9, 2023 (AH176 (Anderson Hall) - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.)
Hindu Metaphysics and the Perennial Philosophy - Connections in the works of Rene Guenon and Shankara's Advaita Vedanta - Forrest Frehaut (Graduate Student) - February 15, 2023
Sufi Autobiographical Writing - Mohammed Rustom (Carleton University) - February 28, 2023 (C630 (University Hall) - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
In the Beginning, Darwin Created Racism. Young Earth Creationism's Anti-Evolutionary Campaign against Racism - Dr. James Linville - March 1, 2023
Jesus and Second-Temple Judaism - Dr. Matthew Thiessen (McMaster University) - March 21, 2023 (M1060 (Markin Hall) - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.)
In the Ruins of the Ancestors: Shugendo, Counterculture, and DIY Archaeology in Western Japan - Shayne Dahl - March 27, 2023 (M1030 (Markin Hall) - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Love in Ibn Arabi - Dr. Hany Ibrahim - March 28, 2023 (C630 (University Hall) - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
Dr. Shayne Dahl named uLeth's first Banting Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Shayne Dahl has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and will be joining the Department of Religious Studies for the duration of his award. The Banting Fellowship is one of the most prestigious postdoctoral research awards in Canada, with only 70 awarded each year to researchers across the country. Shayne’s award is especially significant for the U of L, as this is the first time the institution has hosted a Banting Postdoctoral Researcher.
That space is still special to me...to sit behind cabin six on the shore": Canadian Girlhood and Lived Religious Experiences in Protestant Girls' Groups, 1950 to 1989 (I-CYS Presentation)
The Institute for Child and Youth Studies will present the following:"That space is still special to me...to sit behind cabin six on the shore": Canadian Girlhood and Lived Religious Experiences in Protestant Girls' Groups, 1950 to 1989
Speaker: Shelby Martens (PhD candidate, University of New Brunswick)
March 24, 2023
3:00 p.m. MST
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