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Rabbi Joseph Edelheit

Joseph Edelheit Named 2021 Alumnus of the Year

Upon recommendation from the Divinity School’s Alumni Council, the Board of Trustees of the Baptist ...More Info

Erin Walsh

Anthony C. Yu Junior Faculty Fellowship

The Divinity School is pleased to announce the second Anthony C. Yu Junior Faculty Fellowship recipi...More Info

Steve Durschlag

Haggadot Collection Gift

UChicago Library to preserve ‘unique portrait’ of Jewish history in Passover Haggadot collection wit...More Info


May 11

Elaine James - “Landscapes of the Song of Songs” More Info

May 11

"Landscapes of the Song of Songs" - Elaine James More Info

May 13

A Conversation with Prof. Michael Fishbane More Info


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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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