Religious Studies
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Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies brings a variety of perspectives to the study of a significant aspect of human existence: religion. At HWS, the study of religion is intrinsically multicultural and interdisciplinary as students learn through different academic approaches like historical, ethical, political and theological angles.


Religious Studies NEWS

The Colleges in War and Peace

Music, Meditation, and Munchies 1To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Bishop Henry Hobart selecting a site for a college (later named Hobart College) on the western shore of Seneca Lake, the popular “Music, Meditation…
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The Most Rev. Curry ’75 on NPR

PFS Michael B. Curry-0606The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry ’75, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, discussed what he calls the radical power of love on the daily NPR program…
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Cooking, Culture and Chemistry

Wasserman with Chefs0026Join the Abbe Center for Jewish Life for an evening of “Cooking, Culture and Chemistry” with renowned author, food columnist, chef and award-winning cooking instructor Tina Wasserman and Associate Professor…
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Henking on Leadership, Public Advocacy in Higher Ed

Susan Henking, portrait, formal, casual, Religious StidiesIn an October Inside Higher Ed opinion piece, Susan Henking, professor emerita of religious studies at HWS and president emerita of Shimer College, reflects on the duty of college and…
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See You in the Sukkah

Sukkah Building 0109A new, temporary structure has made its way to campus. A sukkah, a dwelling or hut built to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, will be located off the Quad, near…
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