Religion News

The Religion Department’s mission was fueled by the wisdom of the great scholar of comparative religion Max Mueller: “if you know only one religion, you really don’t know any.” To help us spread knowledge about all religions, please contact us if you have a Temple University religion story. What kinds of stories should be told? Anything compelling that relates to Temple’s scholastic investigation of how religious worldviews affect business, politics, medicine, the arts, healthcare and more. It’s not enough to know just one religion; at Temple, our students engage in pluralistic religious study and leave as graduates who see entire cultures and societies in new lights.

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 Dr. Zain Abdullah has received a 2018 Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship Award. Read the official announcement and more on the Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship Programs page. 

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Learn how Religion Professor Jeremy Schipper was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study Denmark Vessey’s reading of the Bible.

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What does Islam have to do with rapping? The Religion Department shows how the connection is stronger than you might think.

Religion Professor Jeremy Schipper has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship. Award recipients are selected  on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. 

College of Liberal Arts professors offer new insights into America’s gun culture ahead of the March for Our Lives.