Religious studies prepares students for living in a religiously complex world by helping them to understand the diversity of religious traditions past and present, to gauge their impact on people's behavior, and to explore their specific contributions to personal, communal and global well-being. The study of religion requires students to use both analytical and imaginative intellectual skills in understanding sacred texts, oral traditions, symbolic objects, rituals and ways of life. It encourages students to connect religion to real life issues and to formulate their own judgments. Religious studies is an interdisciplinary field that includes historical research, reading and writing about texts, sociological investigation, cultural studies, philosophical inquiry and the arts.
Save the Date
16th Annual Hurwitz Lecture and private dinner, immediately following the lecture.
Thursday, April 20, 2017. Lecture at 4:00 p.m. and dinner following.The lecture will be held in the campus center south lounge.
Dr. Mary-Jane Rubenstein
Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor and Chair of Religion at Wesleyan University and core faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. She holds a B.A. in Religion and English from Williams College, an M.Phil. in Philosophical Theology from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from Columbia University, where she also received a Certificate in Comparative Literature and Society. Her research interests include continental philosophy, theology, gender and sexuality studies, and the history and philosophy of cosmology. She is the author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe and Worlds without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse.