Divinity School Faculty

Divinity School faculty are world-renowned scholars and educators, representing an extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge across the world's religious traditions, past and present, as well as a range of disciplinary and methodological approaches to the study of religion. Click below for a full directory; to see information about how our faculty work across disciplines, click here

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News & Events Spotlight

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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


Hector Awarded Templeton Grant

Kevin Hector, Associate Professor of Theology and of the Philosophy of Religions, has been awarded a...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

Research at the University of Chicago

With a commitment to free and open inquiry, UChicago scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans arts to engineering, medicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing fields of study, and often creating new ones.


scholarly journals

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Devoted to comparative religious history, "History of Religions" has set the standard for the study of religious phenomena from prehistory to modern times.

History of Religions
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"The Journal of Religion" promotes critical, hermeneutical, historical, and constructive inquiry into religion

The Journal of Religion

Recent Dissertations

Serious inquiry into religion requires uncompromising standards of argument and evidence. View information on our recent graduates' dissertations here.