The Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University is a premier venue for re-imagining the academic study of religion.
We produce innovative, interdisciplinary research that pushes the boundaries of the field. Our faculty study error and love and book cultures, healing, wonder, and failure, empires, tourists and trees, mountains, magic, and protest—studying religion as a global phenomenon from antiquity through the contemporary world.
Internationally recognized faculty strengths include religions of Asia, religion in the Americas, the history of Christianity, Islamic studies, religions of the Ancient Mediterranean, modern Judaism, and ethics, law, and the environment.
Graduate students become original researchers poised to contribute to their own fields and confident teachers and colleagues prepared to cross disciplinary boundaries. They join a vibrant community of intellectual exchange, benefitting from the individualized curriculum and personal attention of a small program combined with the resources and interdisciplinary possibilities of a large university.
Undergraduate majors and minors become informed, thoughtful citizens of a pluralistic society. They are prepared to understand religion as a key player in culture and politics and to engage more critically and generously with the world around them. In our undergraduate courses, students think about religion and its connections with popular culture, global affairs, social issues, ethics, and philosophical questions. Religious Studies majors have found the critical thinking skills and global awareness they learned to be useful in careers and post-graduate programs in law, medicine, education, business, and non-profit organizations. <<- hide
- Constance Furey participated in IU's
"The Reformation at 500: Luther, His Precursors, and Us" celebrating the anniversarty of Martin Luther's circulation of his 95 Theses
December 3 at IU Cinema
Religious Studies co-hosts the movie "La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc)" as part of the series Heretics, Revolutionaries, and Reformers
- Teaching Law & Religion Case Study Archive is now live
- Winni Sullivan's blog post, “Only a human encounter . . .” is featured now on Immanent Frame
Professor Michelson talks about Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church in "Strategic Language and Cultures Lecture series"
- Sarah Imhoff is intereviewed by the New Books Network on her new book, Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism
- Cooper Harris talks about Kurt Vonnegut and religion on possibly the coolest website at IU
The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society(CSRES)
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- Help support continued excellence in our department
- 2018 Graduate Student Conference
Irony & The Study of Religion
Call for Papers
Deadline November 27, 2017
- Check out the first post on our new Religious Studies blog featuring undergrad Kiersten Mann in Canterbury
- Grad Student Maggie Slaughter's exhibit A Different Look at Syria is open now at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures until January 21, 2018
- Grad students Jacob Boss and Andrew Monteith are featured for their summer research fellowships with Politics of Religion at Home and Abroad
Submissions being accepted for the new Undergraduate journal Invocations
All are welcome