We are now offering an on-line version of its popular Introduction to World Religions class

Promotional Video:
On-Line World Religions Class
REL 1300-15

Welcome to the website for the Department of Religion at Florida State University. The various links indicated on this page will provide you with information about our programs, faculty and staff, ongoing research, and teaching.

We are embarking on our forty-seventh academic year as a department, and are looking forward to visiting lecturers, the annual international grad student conference, departmental colloquia, Religion Club events, and various other occasional academic activities and social gatherings.

The study of religion at Florida State University is located squarely in the tradition of humanities scholarship. Our faculty represent a wide range of research orientations and our programs operate in close collaboration with several other departments and programs at the University. Please take time to visit the links provided for the various institutes, centers, programs, and affiliated departments. And please write with questions and comments—we’d like to hear from you. 

John Kelsay
Chair, Religion Department



Events for Spring 2015!

JF Priest Lecture; February 5th, 2015; Keynote speaker Dr. Dale Martin, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

Graduate Student Symposium to be held 02/20-02/22/15; Keynote speaker Dr. Bruce Lincoln, The University of Chicago.

2nd Undergraduate Student Symposium February 27-29, 2015 “Religion and Culture” >>Flyer

National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference to be held at FSU. April 10-12.
Check website on http://www.nubc2015.com/

Bartholomeusz Lecture; tentative April 10th, 2015; Dr. Jason (J.J.) Josephson, Williams College.

Prof. John Corrigan receives award of the Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair
the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Corrigan, the Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor of Religion, was one of about 40 people in the United States to receive a Fulbright.
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Spring 2015 Course Descriptions are here!

Call for Papers:
14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium February 20-22, 2015

This year's symposium will be centered on the theme "Resistance and Religion"
Dr. Bruce Lincoln, of the University of Chicago, will deliver this year’s keynote address. His lecture is titled “A Seventeenth Century Werewolf and the Drama of Religious Resistance.”
Due to our commitment to collaborative scholarship, students from all fields with interdisciplinary interests in the study of religion and at all levels of graduate study are encouraged to submit paper proposals. >>Read More