The Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest is a community of 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, both in the past and in the present. As a Department that values cultural and other forms of diversity, religious pluralism, social justice, and inclusion, we stand committed to facilitating learning environments that make space for and respect all persons. Together, professors and students wrestle with ethical questions, reconstruct religious histories, examine interdisciplinary intersections, and develop their own set of analytical skills.
The Department for the Study of Religions offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate courses, 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 to acquire critical knowledge and necessary skills for the 21st century.
Study of Religions News and Announcements
- WFU Baccalaureate Speaker and Religious Studies Alumna, The Right Reverend Kimberly “Kym” Lucas (’92), Receives Honorary DoctorateAt Wake Forest’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony, the Right Reverend Kimberly “Kym” Lucas (WF College ’92, with a double major in Religion and Biology) was awarded an […]
- Jay Ford – Faculty RetirementThe Department for the Study of Religions congratulates Professor James (Jay) Ford on the occasion of his retirement on June 30 and expresses deep […]