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Religious Studies offers Richmond students the opportunity to study a broad range of religions from an academic perspective.

Upcoming Lecture

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Richard McGregor from Vanderbilt University who will present a lecture, "The Relic and Its Witness: Gaze and Display as Islamic Practice," on February 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Brown-Alley Room. All are invited to attend.

Faculty Highlights

  • Cobb Award

    Dr. Stephanie Cobb's article Polycarp’s Cup: Imitatio in the Martyrdom of Polycarp was awarded the annual Bruce Mansfield prize for the best article published in the Journal of Religious History for the previous year.

  • Winiarski Seminar Leader

    Dr. Doug Winiarski is a seminar leader for the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture's Young Scholars in American Religion program for 2014-2016.

  • Hanaoka Article

    Dr. Mimi Hanaoka published the article “Perspectives from the Peripheries: Strategies for ‘Centering’ Persian Histories from the ‘Peripheries’" in the Journal of Persianate Studies.

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Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from religious studies faculty are being read around the globe.

Upcoming Courses

  • The Bible as Literature
  • Lost Christianities
  • Sacred Arts of India
  • Queers in Religion
  • Medieval Religious Thought
  • Varieties of Christina Ethics
  • Ninety-Nine Names of God
  • Richmond: City of the Dead
  • God is Dead
  • Islam in America
  • Devil in the Details: Microhistory
  • Tolkien in Medieval Imagination
  • Jews and Christians in Dialogue

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
Department of Religious Studies
Weinstein Hall, Room 102
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8325
Fax: (804) 287-6504

Chair: Doug Winiarski
Administrative coordinator: Carolyn Smart-Harris