Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

New Publication: Religious Freedom

January 12, 2018
Religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless American ideal and an inalienable right, appearing fully formed at the founding of the United States. That is simply not...
American Aristocrats

New Publication: American Aristocrats

January 3, 2018
              American Aristocrats A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism   From a renowned historian, the story of a prosperous early American family...
Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

New Publication: Powers of Distinction

December 11, 2017
In this major new work, philosopher of religion Nancy Levene examines the elemental character of religion and modernity. Deep in their operating systems, she argues, are...
The Religion of Business - In Honor of Sarah Hammond

The Religion of Business - this Friday in HGS 211!

December 4, 2017
In the afternoon on Friday, December 8, the Department of Religious Studies will be hosting a book symposium and celebration of life in honor of the recent publication of God...
The Faces of Torah Studies in the Texts and Contexts of Ancient Judaism in Honor of Steven Fraade

New Publication in Honor of Steven Fraade: The Faces of Torah

September 15, 2017
New Publication in Honor of Steven Fraade: ‘The Faces of Torah: Studies in the Texts and Contexts of Ancient Judaism in Honor of Steven Fraade’ This volume is a...

YSRS Lectures

August 8, 2017
Yale Seminar in Religious Studies 17-18 Lecture Series     MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 4:00pm-6:00pm TOMOKO MAZUSAWA (University of Michigan) 451 College Street, B-04   THURSDAY,...

Noreen Khawaja Wins Prize

July 20, 2017
Noreen Khawaja, who has been awarded the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Oustanding Scholarly Publication or Research by an untenured faculty member for her book The...