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Louis Dupré, distinguished philosopher of religion

March 1, 2022
Louis Dupré, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Catholic phenomenologist and religious philosopher, heralded in Commonweal as “one of the most...

Frank Griffel appointed Louis M. Rabinowitz Professor of Religious Studies

February 17, 2022
Frank Griffel, who is among the world’s leading scholars of Islamic intellectual history and philosophy, has been appointed the Louis M. Rabinowitz Professor of Religious...

Davis named Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of History

February 2, 2022
Stephen J. Davis, who studies ancient and medieval Christianity with a focus on the eastern Mediterranean, has been appointed the Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies and...
Jephthah's Daughter, Sarah's Son

Maria Doerfler Awarded Best First Book in the History of Religions

September 16, 2021
Congratulations to Maria Doerfler, recipient of the 2021 Best FIrst Book in the History of Religions award from the American Academy of Religions!  This annual competition...
Christine Hayes

Christine Hayes appointed the Sterling Professor of Religious Studies

April 12, 2021
Christine Hayes, a scholar of classical rabbinic Judaism specializing in Talmudic-midrashic studies and Jewish law in late antiquity, has been appointed the Sterling...
Ambre Dromgoole

Ambre Dromgoole feature in Revealier Magazine

November 12, 2020
What Breonna Taylor and Sister Rosetta Tharpe Taught Me About Black Women and Friendship   In a world that constantly presents narratives of our degradation, Black...

Statement from Yale Department of Religious Studies

November 6, 2020
In the wake of the events of summer 2020 and in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, the faculty together with representatives of the graduate student community of the...