Emma Green interviews Leigh Schmidt (Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics) about his new book Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation. Click here to read the interview.
In The Moral Psychology of Clement of Alexandria, Kate Gibbons (Lecturer in Religious Studies and Classics) proposes a new approach to Clement’s moral philosophy and explores how his construction of Christianity’s relationship with Jewishness informed, and was informed by, his philosophical project.
As one of the earliest Christian philosophers, Clement’s work has alternatively been treated as important for understanding the history of relations between Christianity and Judaism and between Christianity and pagan philosophy. This study argues that an adequate examination of his significance for the one requires an adequate examination of his significance for the other. For more information about the book or to order it please click here.
…if I headed back to college today, I would major in comparative religions rather than political science." - John Kerry, “Religion and Diplomacy”
Religion is a major source of inspiration, meaning, and controversy in human societies. Fast-moving forces of globalization, migration, and technology continue to bring diverse communities into closer proximity, often creating new religious communities in the process. The Religious Studies Program at Washington University gives students the opportunity to learn about diverse religions as well as to study past and current events with a critical but open mind. ...Click here to read more