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Exploring Religions

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


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Department of Religious Studies

Kristine Utterback, Head

Office Associate:

Clayleen Rivord

Ross Hall, Room 122

Department 3392

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204

Fax: 307-766-2096

Email: relstudies@uwyo.edu

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Department of Religious Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of Religious Studies 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: The Three Monotheistic Religions: Children of One Father

UW Religion Today: The Three Monotheistic Religions: Children of One Father

September 14, 2016 — The three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam readily fit the definition of monotheism, which is to worship one god while denying the existence of other gods. But, the relationship of the three religions is closer than that: They claim to worship the same god. While Judaism gave that god a name, “Yahweh,” both Christianity and Islam simply refer to him as “God” -- in Arabic, Islam’s founding language, “Allah” means “The God.”

New Mosaics Discovered in Galilee Synagogue Excavations

New Mosaics Discovered in Galilee Synagogue Excavations

August 7, 2015 — Excavations this summer in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have revealed stunning new mosaics that decorated the floor.

Cody’s Keller Receives UW Hollon Family Award for Off-campus Teaching

Cody’s Keller Receives UW Hollon Family Award for Off-campus Teaching

May 4, 2015 — Students are used to interacting with their instructors face to face in a classroom but, for Mary Keller, the need to constantly find new ways to keep her students interested in her classes poses different challenges. That’s because she teaches online courses.

UW’s Fall Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

UW’s Fall Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award

April 27, 2015 — Whether he expounds on religious themes in a large lecture hall or teaches a small gathering in the Freshman Honors Colloquium, Tyler Fall is a University of Wyoming lecturer whom students and colleagues praise.

UW’s Flesher Receives Distinguished Professorship Honor

UW’s Flesher Receives Distinguished Professorship Honor

February 2, 2015 — Professor Paul Flesher of the University of Wyoming’s Department of Religious Studies has received a prestigious award that includes funding for a four-and-a-half month residency in Jerusalem in spring 2016. The Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professorship award is given by the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (AIAR) in Jerusalem.


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Exploring Religions

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


Contact Us

Department of Religious Studies

Kristine Utterback, Head

Office Associate:

Clayleen Rivord

Ross Hall, Room 122

Department 3392

1000 E. University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3204

Fax: 307-766-2096

Email: relstudies@uwyo.edu

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