We seek to understand the symbiosis that exists between religions and other social and cultural systems, and view religion as an embedded phenomenon, one that cannot be studied apart from its surroundings.


Recent News

May 3, 2021

The Center for the Study of Religion is pleased to announce the results of its awards programs for the 2020-2021 academic year!

For the Robert L. and Phyllis J. Iles Award for Graduate…

January 4, 2021
Join us in celebrating the astounding work done by some of our religious studies faculty affiliates. This list of recent publications reflects a commitment to integrating interdisciplinarity into the…
November 20, 2020

Tarunjit Singh Butalia, faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Religion and research associate professor in the College of Engineering, has been selected for the 2020 Gwynne Guibord…

September 21, 2020

Dannu  J. Hütwohl was this year's Iles Award for the Graduate Study of myth recipient. This award is furnished annually by an endowment in honor Robert L. and Phyllis Iles. Below, you can read how…

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Mark Fullerton
Professor, Department of History of Art and Department of Classics
David Brakke
Joe R. Engle Chair in the History of Christianity; Professor, Department of History
Christian Kleinbub
Professor, Department of History of Art
Lecturer, Department of Comparative Studies