News

Join us in celebration as our unique program on pedagogical readiness, the Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion, marks five years!
Daisy Machado (PhD 1996, History of Christianity), Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary, will deliver the Dean's Seminar in the Craft of Teaching later this month.    
Coming up this quarter in Swift Hall ... 
Jamil Khoury (AMRS'92) has been selected by the Diversity Leadership Council to receive the 2017 Diversity Leadership Award for University of Chicago Alumni. Read more. 
Open Space, our weekly community opportunity for conversation, reflection, and fellowship, will take "What do you seek to balance?" as the theme for Winter 2017.   
Our Wednesday Lunch series, open to all, is on hiatus until January 11th. Join us in 2017 for Lunches on Islam and medicine, the Anthropocene, approaching LGBTQ+ identities, and more.
Winter Quarter 2017 course offerings –  including  "Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in 20th Century America: Interpretations," "Idolatry: Historical and Modern Perspectives," and "Sovereignty, Intimacy and the Body" – are now available.   
Every quarter our student-run coffeeshop, Grounds of Being, runs a "battle of the gods" – with the winner determined by patron tips. This quarter our battle features the "divine feminine," godly women from a variety of traditions. Come to the coffeeshop (armed with your cash) and vote for the divine feminine of your choice!   
Willemien Otten,  Professor of Theology and the History of Christianity, has been invited to be the 2017 Tipton Visiting Distinguished Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  
Mark I. Wallace (PhD Theology,‘86), Professor of Religion at Swarthmore College, will deliver our Autumn Dean’s Seminar in the Craft of Teaching.

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