Department News

Christian Nationalism Explained: An Interview with Rutgers Professor Joseph Williams

From Rutgers Today:

The January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol drew attention to a number of extremist movements including the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory. The throngs of attackers also included Christian nationalists, whose ranks may overlap with the groups above but who also constitute a movement that has been growing for decades. Joseph Williams, a professor in the Department of Religion, studies American religious history, including the relationship between religion and politics. Christian nationalism is among the topics he covers in "Religions Now: 21st Century Controversies," the SAS Signature Course he teaches with Professor Tia Kolbaba. You can watch Kolbaba's recent Scarlet Speakers talk on these issues here.

Here's the link to the full interview with Joseph Williams.

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Religion Department invites applications for Visiting Research Associate

Department of Religion at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, invites applications for Visiting Research Associate. These positions do not come with financial compensation, but Visiting Research Associates will receive full library access and institutional affiliation for the duration of the appointment. Visiting Research Associates are expected to participate in the life of the department by attending departmental talks (remotely or in-person) and sharing their research through presentations and/or informal conversations. We also ask that the department and the university be acknowledged in any publications that result from the period of affiliation.

Read more: Religion Department invites applications for Visiting Research Associate

New CORE Course! Fall 2020 Semester

Religion and the Arts
01:840:132
MW, 2:50-4:10PM (CAC)

A window into the world of religion through the arts.

This course will survey the ways the arts are used in religion and religion is used in the arts, with a focus on visual arts, music, dance, and drama.

Instructor: Dr. Dugan McGinley

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New Religion Course! Fall 2020 Semester

Religion and the Arts
01:840:293
(Special Topic in the Study of Religion)
MW, 2:50-4:10PM (CAC)

A window into the world of religion through the arts.

This course will survey the ways the arts are used in religion and religion is used in the arts, with a focus on visual arts, music, dance, and drama.

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