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Religious Studies on Tap Jan. 31

Religious Studies on Tap Jan. 31

The first Religious Studies faculty and student gathering of 2019 will take place next Thursday (Jan. 31) with the inaugural Religious Studies on Tap series. Come out for a talk on Religion and Music with special guest Brent Hagerman, who will speak on "Punk Prayers, Jazz Churches, Beatles Pilgrimages and Reggae Prophets: The Intersection of […]

Course Offerings for Spring/Summer 2019

Course Offerings for Spring/Summer 2019

A preliminary list of the Spring and Summer 2019 Religious Studies course offerings has been published to the “Courses” section of the program web site. Included in the offerings is several online courses including the brand new “Faith.net: Religion in the Digital Age.”

Field Trip to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Nov. 1

Field Trip to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Nov. 1

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at Robarts Library (University of Toronto) is hosting York students and faculty for a specially curated exhibition of materials from their collection of interest to the fields of Religious Studies, Classical Studies, and Ancient History. These include manuscripts in Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, and Coptic, as well as incunabula (early […]

Religious Studies Gathering Sept. 26

Religious Studies Gathering Sept. 26

We are kicking off the new 2018/2019 school year with our twice-annual Study Break—an informal gathering of students and faculty. It will take place in the final hour of the regularly scheduled HUMA 3804 lecture (at 4 pm). So, if you are registered in that class, you don't have far to go! Refreshments will be […]

Prof. Alicia Turner writes in the New York Times on Buddhism and violence

Prof. Alicia Turner writes in the New York Times on Buddhism and violence

Religious Studies professor Alicia Turner has written a piece (with Dan Arnold) for the New York Times on the violence against the Rohingya and the colonial legacies for how Buddhism is perceived. The article, “Why Are We surprised When Buddhists are Violent?,” appeared in the March 5, 2018 edition and can be accessed at THIS […]

Congratulations to Mark Cauchi on his new book "Immanent Frames"

Congratulations to Mark Cauchi on his new book "Immanent Frames"

In June 2018 SUNY Press will publish Immanent Frames: Postsecular Cinema between Malick and von Trier co-edited (with John Caruana) by Mark Cauchi. Professor Cauchi’s research interests include the relationship of the secular and the religious, postsecularism, and film theory. Currently he is teaching two Religious Studies courses: HUMA 1170 The Modern Age: Shapers and Definers, […]

Religious Studies "Study Break"

Religious Studies "Study Break"

Attention Religious  Studies  faculty and students You are all invited to a Meet and Greet: Religious Studies  "Study Break" on Monday February 5th, 2018 from  4:00-5:00pm in Vanier College 118 Refreshments will be served. REST Study Break_poster February 5, 2018(PDF)      

Congratulations to Tony Burke for the publication of his new book, Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha

Congratulations to Tony Burke for the publication of his new book, Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha

Congratulations to Tony Burke for the publication of his new book, Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha published by SPCK in Europe with a North American edition from Eerdmans due in November, 2013.