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

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On-Line World Religions Class
REL 1300-15

Welcome to the Department of Religion at Florida State University. This year marks our 50th anniversary. In that time, we are proud to have been at the forefront of religious studies both nationally and internationally. Our faculty and students have been vibrant contributors to the discipline and we continue to attract the best and brightest in our major and graduate programs!!

We will be marking our anniversary by celebrating the superb heritage we have built, as well as looking forward as we continue to offer excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. We have planned an exciting series of speakers and events. Please check our website regularly for updates and information about our 50th anniversary year.

The study of religion at Florida State University is located squarely in the tradition of humanities scholarship. We offer an undergraduate major and minor; an MA in religion; and the Ph.D. in religion. Our eighteen 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.

We encourage you to stay in touch. If you are an alum, please let us know what you are up to. If you would like to learn more about our programs, consult the relevant tabs on this page for information on how to get in touch with us.

Aline Kalbian
Chair, Religion Department


Annual Reception for Religion Majors, Minors and Interested Students
Dodd Hall landing on Tuesday, September 8, from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Reception Honoring Retired Faculty Members
To kick off the 50th anniversary year, we invite you to join us for a reception on Sunday Sept. 20th at the Alumni Center (1030 West Tennessee Street) from 4-6 pm. We will celebrate the rich history of our department by honoring our retired faculty members. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This will be the first in a series of lectures and other events throughout the year to mark our anniversary.

Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture Series 2015
Taking Critical Buddhism Seriously by Dr. Robert SharfWednesday, September 30, Dodd Hall Auditorium.

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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Martin Kavka at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advance Judaic Studies
Kavka’s project during his year at the Katz Center — “A Jewish Bacchanalian Revel: The Place of G.W.F. Hegel in Jewish Philosophy” — starts from the failures of Jewish metaphysical inquiry in the twentieth century, from the inability of Jewish philosophy to give a consistent account of itself. >>Read More

Professor François Dupuigrenet Desrouss gave lectures at the University of Tokyo
Invited by professor Mariko Muramatsu Professor François Dupuigrenet Desrouss gave two lectures in May 2014 at the graduate school of the College of arts and sciences in the university of Tokyo on The History of the book and the Study of Literature ...
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