The Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest is a community of passionate scholars and students devoted to the exploration and analysis of religion as a central aspect of human culture and history. When you study religion, you engage with the deepest motivations and values of individuals and institutions–in the past and in the present. Together with amazing professors, students wrestle with ethical questions, reconstruct religious histories, examine interdisciplinary intersections, and develop their own set of analytical skills. We offer a diverse range of courses, a graduate program, an honors program, a concentration in Religion & Public Engagement, scholarly lectures, and a vibrant community of learners, all of which provide students with an exciting and holistic way to experience Religious Studies and prepare to engage the world in a variety of meaningful ways.
News and Announcements
- Author Reem Faruqi Visits Kimberly Wortmann’s Introduction for Islamic Traditions’ ClassesThe Study of Religions was delighted to welcome award-winning children’s book author Reem Faruqi to two sections of Dr. Kimberly Wortmann’s “Introduction to Islamic Traditions” […]
- Mary Foskett Receives Society for Biblical Literature Mentoring AwardMary Foskett is Wake Forest Kahle Professor at Wake Forest University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate MA students in the Department for the Study of […]
- Alumni Personal & Career Development Center Deacon Spotlight: Emily SchemperEmily Schemper (2013 BA in Religion, Politics & International Affairs Director of Corporate Partnerships at Susan G. Komen in Dallas, Texas Tell us about your current […]
- Departmental Alum, Bennett Clifford (’16) to discuss upcoming book with studentsOn Tuesday, November 10th, Bennett Clifford will address students in Dr. Nelly van Doorn-Harder’s Religious Studies classes. His first book, Homegrown: ISIS in America is due for […]