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Department of Religious Studies|College of Arts & Sciences

Exploring Religions

A Web site introducing five world religions:  Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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Department of Religious Studies
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The Religious Studies Program offers a range of courses in the academic study of religions. These courses seek to acquaint students with religious beliefs and behavior, helping them to understand the ability of religions to define the world in which their adherents live and the power religions have to influence the behavior of their followers. Read More....


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UW Religion Today Column for the Week of Oct. 19-25: The USA Needs a New Policy for the Middle East

October 15, 2014 — Writing in the Oct. 3 Washington Post, Andrew Bacevich points out that United States soldiers have been fighting in the “Greater Middle East” almost continuously since 1980. By bombing the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), we make Syria the 14th country in which we have fought.

UW Professor Excavates Significant Fifth Century Mosaic in Galilee

June 25, 2013 — University of Wyoming Religious Studies Professor Paul Flesher was part of the excavation team which unearthed a pair of stunning mosaics decorating the floor of a late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Galilee.

UW Professor, Student Part of Team that Made Monumental Excavation in Israel

July 13, 2012 — Religious scholars and ancient historians should reexamine how they view the economic status of people living in Israel’s Sea of Galilee region during the fourth through sixth centuries, according to a University of Wyoming professor who was part of the team that excavated a stunning mosaic floor decorating the interior of an ancient synagogue building.

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