Posts Tagged ‘religious studies’

The top 5 reasons to study religion

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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I’ve been teaching at Emory University for over 20 years, and every new year I begin to obsess about a question (mostly as I’m frantically trying to get my syllabus together for the new term) that’s at the center of my intellectual passion and personal livelihood: how do you convince people to study religion? For Read more

$760,00 research grant to study NZ spirituality and religion

Friday, November 1st, 2013

A university professor, who was once priest, has been awarded more than $760,000 of public money to study Kiwis’ spirituality and religion. Professor Joseph Bulbulia  of Victoria University in Wellington New Zealand, say religion was “intensely important” to him, but “as for an afterlife, or God, I have no idea”. He migrated to Wellington from the Read more

Teaching religious studies in schools

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Religious Studies is a vitally important, though neglected area of education. Religions underpin the cultural and philosophical heritages which shape our current worldviews. If we are to understand the various cultures of today’s world, we need to know something of the worldviews and values that underlie them. In addition, an understanding of ways in which Read more