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Religious Studies Department featured in Life & Letters magazine

Article discusses the department's Summer Institute, "Teaching the Bible in Texas Public Schools"

Fri, Dec 18, 2009


Prof. Virginia Garrard-Burnett publishes two new books on Protestantism in Guatemala

Garrard-Burnett, Associate Professor in History and Religious Studies, has garnered critical acclaim from the Guatemalan press for her work

Thu, Oct 8, 2009


Religious Studies Department sponsors colloquium in Italy on New Testament and Christian origins

The program is part of the ongoing Colloquia on Material Culture and Ancient Religion

Wed, May 13, 2009


Teaching the Bible in Texas Public Schools: Summer Institute

This Summer Institute for public high school teachers will provide an introduction to the academic study of the Bible. Specialists will lead sessions at The University of Texas at Austin to help teachers develop challenging and appropriate courses in Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and in New Testament.

Mon, Apr 20, 2009


Prominent scholar discusses and compares recent cases of revelation

Ann Taves, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, presents the talk, "Channeled Entities and Revealed Texts: A Group Psychology of Revelation"

Mon, Mar 30, 2009


Talk examines the question, "What makes us human?"

Catherine Weinberger-Thomas, visiting professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, presents the talk, "From Ape to Cyborg: New Debates on Human Nature."

Fri, Feb 13, 2009


Scholar discusses connection between "Yoga and Warfare"

David Gordon White, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, discusses meanings of the term "yoga" as attested in sources from the Rig Veda down to the Yoga Sutras, and their connection to warfare and the apotheosis of the warrior.

Fri, Feb 13, 2009


Professor delivers lecture on culture and interstellar communication

Prof. John Traphagan spoke in November at the SETI Institute in a joint colloquium with the Carl Sagan Center.

Wed, Jan 14, 2009