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Research in Religion

Religion is a wide-ranging discipline which considers questions of the history, theology, ethical framework, and scriptural authorities of religions as well as the influence of ideas, institutions, and experiences of religious traditions on society. The methodologies of the field draw from history, archaeology, sociology, and other fields, making it an interdisciplinary field of study.  When you search for resources, never underestimate the power of browsing. If you find a book that's of interest, scan the shelves nearby. Books in our library are shelved by topic, so chances are you'll find other related materials right next door.

This guide is a starting point; don't hesitate to ask a librarian for further assistance.

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I love meeting with students and faculty to talk about your research, including any issues you have - or even if you just want to brainstorm. There are lots of ways to reach me. Email me with questions, stop by the library, or use the link below to set up an appointment. (Click the blue bookmark to go directly to the site.) It's fast and easy to do:

You can find me at the reference desk on Mondays 2:30 - 4:30 and Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30 (on call - ask for me at the front desk). I also have office hours on Tuesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 (ask for me at the front desk).

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