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  • "Dear Marco Rubio..."

    "Dear Marco Rubio: Welcome to New Hampshire," writes Randall Balmer in his recent Valley News opinion piece. Noting Rubio's excoriations of the liberal arts, Balmer then outlines for the Presidential candidate the proud history of the liberal arts in the U.S.

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  • Market Faith in Anxious Times

    Coverage of market behavior, observes Professor Devin Singh in his OpEd article in the Huffington Post, has been "deeply tied to religion - and particularly the language of faith."

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  • "Speak Out Against Islamophobia"

    Professor Susannah Heschel spoke out his week at Boston University, urging students to counter anti-Islam bigotry in the wake of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial call to bar Muslims from entering the country, reports The Boston Globe.

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  • Coming Out as Christian

    "You'd be surprised how many conversations I start by wearing a cross and a Pride bracelet," observes Religion major Ethan Falleur '16, in a December 9, 2015, Huffington Post article, "Coming Out as Christian."

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  • A Scottish Thanksgiving

    Dartmouth Now's "Far-Flung Thanksgiving: Off-Campus Programs Celebrate," includes a description of how the Religion and Philosophy FSPs - led by Religion Professor Kevin Reinhart and Philosophy Professor Susan Brison - are combining forces to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.

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  • West Africa's Women of God

    Robert Baum's new book, West Africa's Women of God, just published by Indiana University Press, examines the history of direct revelation from Emitai, the Supreme Being, which has been central to the Diola religion from before European colonization to the present day.

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  • Religion in the Kitchen

    Elizabeth Pérez' new book, Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions, will be published by New York University Press in January, 2016, and will be the subject of a discussion at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

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  • New Religion Department Faculty

    This Fall term, the Religion Department will welcome Zahra Ayubi, who will be teaching REL 8 (Introduction to Islam) and REL 26 (Islam in America) and Devin Singh, who will be teaching REL 19.15 (God and Money).

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  • Professor Susannah Heschel on the Massacre in Charleston

     “When are we going to have reparation—for slavery, for Jim Crow, for the new Jim Crow? Unless you give back, there is no repentance for you,” says Susannah Heschel, Professor of Religion and Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, in a recent panel discussion on MSNBC.

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Recent Publications

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  • "Hinduism in Film" in Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism

    William Elison

    Oxford Univ. Pr., 2015

  • "Eusebius as Political Theologian: The Legend Continues"

    Devin Singh

    Harvard Theological Review 108:1 (2015): 129-154

  • "The Slippery Yet Tenacious Nature of Racism: New Developments in Critical Race Theory and Their Implications ...."

    Susannah Heschel

    Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 35:1 (Spring/Summer 2015): 3-27

  • Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions

    Elizabeth Perez

    New York University Pr. forthcoming, January 2016