Department of Religion Spotlight

Department of Religion Spotlight

  • 9/26/2016
    Dov Weiss, a University of Illinois professor of Jewish Studies, examines the Jewish theology of protest in his new book, “Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism.”
  • 7/14/2016

    Exploration of contemporary, often revisionist Muslim ideas on a broad range of ethical issues that face societies today, such as human rights, democracy, gender equality, just war, pluralism, and bioethics. Same as SAME 481. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Previous coursework on Islam or the Middle East.

  • 4/21/2016

    Garry Wills, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern University, will deliver this year’s Marjorie Hall Thulin lecture on “Earth, Our Home: A Theology of Nature.” This will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in 141 Loomis Lab, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.  In this lecture, Professor Wills will discuss Pope Francis’s recent encyclical letter, which provides religious grounds for rejecting a theology of human dominion over the earth and suggests an alternative conception of the role humans should play on the planet.

  • 2/25/2016

    Professors Valerie Hoffman, Wayne Pitard, and Brian Rupport and MA student Dallas Tatman were interviewed about the topics of religion, belief of the history of religion yesterday (Tuesday, Feb. 23) on the WCIA-TV (channel 3) morning show.


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  • A discussion of A Religion of Nature, with Donald A. Crosby

    Monday February 29th at 4 p.m.
    321 Gregory Hall
    Speaker: Donald A. Crosby, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Colorado State University
    A discussion of his book, A Religion of Nature, with Donald A. Crosby
    (Participants in the discussion on February 29th are requested to read his book in advance