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Faculty News & Spotlight

Religion in the Frame

The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion is pleased to present a film and discussion series in conjunction with Facets Multimedia: Religion in the Frame. ...

January 16, 2020
Emma Anderson

Religions in the Americas Lecture by Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson, University of Ottawa will lecture on "The First Philosophes: The Unrecognized Impact of Native American Thought upon Europe" as part of our Religions in the Americas lecture series. Join us in Swift Hall’s Common Room (1st) floor at 4:...

January 16, 2020
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New Faculty 2019-2020

We're delighted to announce three new faculty members who represent a wide range of expertise in the study of religion. Sarah Pierce Taylor, Anand Venkatkrishnan, and Erin Galgay Walsh have joined our faculty and can currently be found teaching ...

January 16, 2020
Tzvi Novick

Lecture by Tzvi Novick

A public lecture by Tzvi Novick: " Gender Separation in the Literature of the Late Antique Synagogue" will take place on Wednesday, January 8th, at 4:30pm in Swift Hall Common Room (1st floor). The paper examines the degree to which and the ways i...

January 16, 2020
Laura Lieber

Lecture by Laura Lieber

Laura Lieber, Duke University, will lecture on “An Unholy Spectacle: The Ordeal of the Accused Adulteress in the Early Synagogue” on Wednesday, January 29th, 4:30pm, public lecture in the Common Room. Using  the trial of the accused adulteress (th...

January 16, 2020
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Undergraduate Courses for Winter Quarter

This year we are offering more than 30 Religious Studies (RLST) courses Per Quarter. Please reference our full list of courses and descriptions in the PDF on the 'Courses' webpage. Below are some of the spotlighted courses for winter quarter, includi...

January 16, 2020
David Tavárez

Lecture by David Tavárez

"Rethinking Colonial Time: Zapotec Cosmology and the Local Politics of the Universe," a public lecture by David Tavárez, will be held on Tuesday February 18th at 4:30pm in the Swift Common Room. After the most ambitious campaign against Indigenous...

January 14, 2020
William Schultz

Lecture by William Schultz

"The Rise of the Evangelical Vatican: Christianity, Capitalism, and the American Culture Wars," a lecture by William Schultz, will take place on February 12 at 4:30pm in Swift Common Room.   William Schultz is a historian of American re...

January 14, 2020
Natalie Carnes

Lecture by Natalie Carnes

Natalie Carnes, Baylor University, will lecture on "Attunement: The Feminist Voice and Christianity’s Patriarchal Tradition" on Tuesday, December 10th at 4:30pm, Swift Common Room. Abstract: This talk proposes attunement as an interpretive strateg...

January 7, 2020
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Alumni News

Alumni News Updates

The University of Chicago Divinity School is proud of the accomplishments of our alumni. New book? New position? Let us know your news. November 2019 J. Ronald Engel, PhD’77, Professor Emeritus at Meadville/Lombard Theological School, was r...

January 2, 2020