Department of Religious Studies

  • Book on the Bible in American life co-edited by IUPUI professors

    American Christians view the Bible as their spiritual guide. But as an everyday, usable volume, is it something a bit different? Three Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Liberal Arts religious studies professors set out to answer that question through nationwide surveys and explored the results with the help of other preeminent religion and history […]

  • 25 IU faculty from five campuses earn New Frontiers in Arts and Humanities grants

    On the heels of President Michael A. McRobbie’s announcement as part of Indiana University’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan of continued funding for the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program, Vice President for Research Jorge José has named 25 more faculty members to receive New Frontiers grants. Considered one of the largest internally funded university […]

  • Taylor Symposium at IUPUI shares city’s religious diversity through performances

    The practice of one’s religion isn’t limited to beliefs and sacred texts, according to contemporary religious studies scholars. The 2015 Joseph T. Taylor Symposium at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offers participants the opportunity to explore Indianapolis’ religious diversity through performances inherent in the practices of various religious groups. The symposium, “Encountering Religions Through Performance,” takes […]

  • Study: “The Bible in American Life”

    The year 2011 marked the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. It also marked the beginning of a three-year Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI ) study of the Bible’s place in the everyday lives of Americans. With a $507,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center for the Study of Religion […]