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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Religion Associate Professor Nyasha Junior and Professor Mark Leuchter recently contributed to the creation of Jesus: His Life, a History Channel miniseries reflecting on how Jesus was viewed by those who knew him best.

On April 23, Professor Duckworth will give a talk about "Ethics and Emptiness in the ways of Bodhisattva" at Stockton University. 


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Our graduate director, Professor Douglas Duckowrth has published two new books from Oxford University Press. Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature is the first thematic overview of Tibetan Buddhist thought.

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Our doctoral doctoral candidate, Timothy Loftus has received a U.S. Student Fulbright award in the 2019-2020 academic year. His project is titled "Social Engagement as Religious Practice Among Ambedkarite Buddhists in India."

Minjung Noh, also a doctoral candidate, has been appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor of World Religion at the Wartburg College, starting September 2019. Congratulations Timothy and Minjung! 

On January 12th 2019, Dr. Bingenheimer will present at the Buddhist Translation Forum 2019 in Gaoxiong, Taiwan. The topic will be "The Latter Days of Translation - From Human Translating to Evaluating Machine Translation".

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