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!

Bartholomeusz Lecture MP3 is here!
By Dr. Jason Josephson, Williams College talk about "How Buddhism Became a Religion." >>MP3

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!