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"The great surprise of the past generation has been the resurgence of religion's influence. Despite a powerful array of secularizing regimes, ideologies, and social trends, religion has not only outlasted its most ferocious 20th-century rivals, but in many cases, it also appears poised to supplant them."

Chronicle Review, April 17, 2011

The study of religion sheds light on contemporary issues in public policy, business, the media, the arts and law. In addition, the study of religion equips us as global citizens by explaining the ancient past and introducing us to distinctive cultures around the world today. Finally, religious studies explores how individuals and communities throughout history have made sense of the world around them.


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