Religious Studies


Welcome to the Department of Religious Studies

We offer a wide assortment of courses that cover many of the world’s major religious traditions.

Since religion has played such a significant role in human history, and is still vitally important to so many in today’s world, the scholarly study of religion is naturally an invaluable component in any liberal education. Our faculty members have diverse interests and methodological approaches. Some focus on history and the study of ancient scriptures, while others examine contemporary religious practices. They are renowned nationally and internationally in their fields of expertise, and have written books and articles published by some of the best academic presses and scholarly journals. Their research areas include such fascinating topics as contemporary Christian creationism, girl evangelists in the 20th century, medieval Islamic mystics, Buddhism in the West, and the Hindu Great Goddess, among many others.

Department Highlights

Hillary Rodrigues

PUBlic Professor Series: Dr. Hillary Rodrigues

Join religious studies professor, Dr. Hillary Rodrigues, as he explores COMBATTING DELUSION: Gleanings from the Hindu Great Goddess and Eastern Sages.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge

The talk promises a visually engaging and thought-provoking journey through Eastern mythology and religious philosophies, and how we quest for meaning in our lives. Freedom from delusion is not guaranteed.

Your Name Film Screening

uLethbridge Film Series presents: Your Name

Film: Your Name
(Japan / Makoto Shinkai / 2016)

Hosted by Dr. John Harding
(Religious Studies)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery

Free admission

An animated drama in which threads of fate connect high school strangers – a girl from a rural Shinto shrine family and a Tokyo boy who both struggle to understand their link and to navigate waking intermittently in each other’s body.


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