Articles: Tags: Religious Studies

Mirza published in Journal of Qur’anic Studies

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Younus Mirza recently published the article “Ibn Taymiyya as Exegete” in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies. The articles discusses how Ibn Taymiyya, one of the most influential medieval Muslim scholars in modern times, engaged the Bible and biblical literature to better interpret parts of the Qur’an.

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Olson Publishes “Religious Ways of Experiencing Life”

Routledge has published Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson’s latest book, Religious Ways of Experiencing Life: A Global and Narrative Approach. The book is an introduction to the major religious traditions and religious studies along with chapters on ancient dead religions such as Egyptian, Greek, and Roman and separate chapters on Native American Indians and

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Grants provide opportunities for math scholar

Mathematics is more than a scramble of numbers for Yukihide “Yuki” Nakada, a senior who is a double major in mathematics and philosophy/religious studies. It’s what makes the world go ’round for him. “This organic feeling that there is a symmetry and simplicity that everything is related is just a wonderful thing about mathematics, which sets

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Olson Publishes Essay in “From Influence and Confluence to Difference and Indifference”

Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson published the essay “Conflicting Methodological Metaphors Pertaining to Sameness and Difference: Eliade and Deleuze in Dialogue” in From Influence and Confluence to Difference and Indifference: Studies on History of Religions, edited by Mihaela Gligor and published by Presa Universitara Clujeana in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2015 (pp. 76-113).

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Professor Olson Publishes Two Essays in International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality

Two essays by Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson, “Archeology of Celibacy” (Vol. 1, pp. 207-208) and “Tantric Sex” (Vol. 3, pp. 1335-1357), have been published in The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, 3 Vols., edited by Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 2015. Professor Olson recently signed a book contract

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Professors Boynton, Coates and Reeck Co-author Article in “Peer Review”

After attending two AAC&U workshops on Faculty Leadership and Integrative Learning, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Eric Boynton, Professor of Biology, Neuroscience, and Global Health Studies Lee Coates, and Associate Professor of French Laura Reeck co-authored an article, “Opening the Doors for Faculty Collaboration: The Case of the Allegheny Gateway,” which appears in

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Carl Olson’s Latest Book Published by Oxford University Press

Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson’s latest book, Indian Asceticism: Power, Violence, and Play, has been published by Oxford University Press. The book attempts to examine the interrelationship in Indian discourse and narrative of asceticism, power, violence, and play. Professor Olson’s essay “Vivekananda and Ramakrsna Face to Face: An Essay on the Alterity of a

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Photo Dynamic: Making the transition from music teacher to photographer

By Kathleen Prosperi-McClard ’11 She’s a photographer, bird enthusiast, musician—and a Gator, too. Meet the multitalented Lauren Zurchin, a 2002 Allegheny graduate and an award-winning photographer based in Pittsburgh. A religious studies major with a double minor in music and health studies, Zurchin’s original dream didn’t involve being behind the lens of a camera. In

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