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Pope Francis honors Prof. Jean-Luc Marion with one of world’s top theology prizes

UChicago scholar awarded prestigious Ratzinger Prize for lifetime achievements University of Chic...More Info

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Religion and the Coronavirus: Polls

Alternative ways of practicing faith: read more about our poll done in partnership with AP-NORC.More Info


Doostdar Wins Book Prize

Alireza Doostdar, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and the Anthropology of Religion, has been ...More Info


Nov 30

Adi Shiran - "Not All Minds Are Meant To Be Free: The Textual History ... More Info

Dec 3

Virtual Visit Day for Prospective Students More Info

Dec 8

Divinity School Information Session for Prospective Students More Info


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We offer deadlines for admissions to our various programs throughout the year. 

Areas of Research and Study

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Focusing on religious thought and traditions and their value.   > Learn More

Constructive Studies in Religion

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Concentrating on the development of Western religious traditions from their origins to the present. > Learn More

Historical Studies in Religion

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The study of Islam as a textual tradition inscribed in history and particular cultural contexts.  > LEARN MORE

Islamic Studies

Bond Chapel / Religions in the Americas

Interdisciplinary focus on religious ideas, practices, institutions, and movements in American religion.  > LEARN MORE

Religions in the Americas

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The humanistic study of religious traditions and phenomena – and literature and society in relation to religion. > LEARN MORE

Religion and the Human Sciences

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Interdisciplinary research on topics in Buddhism. > LEARN MORE

Buddhist Studies at UChicago

The Martin Marty Center

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The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion offers scholarly perspectives on religious questions facing the wider public: through conferences and events, fellowship programs, and our twice-weekly electronic publication Sightings, we work on the intersection of religion and public life.

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