Mark Hulsether, professor of religious studies and the director of the Program in American Studies at UT, reviewed a book about evangelical hippies of the 1970s, known as the Jesus People.
Department of Religious Studies News
Long before the rise of the so-called prosperity gospel at home and abroad, mainline Protestantism was filled with images of Jesus as a consumer-friendly champion of industry. A Harvard University scholar will discuss the historical and cultural underpinnings that contributed to this theological world view during a lecture at UT at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23.
A professor and distinguished historian will discuss the idea of a Jewish State in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 22.
February 12 marks the 207th birthday of Charles Darwin, the biologist who shaped the way scientists study life on Earth. Students will honor his birthday with Darwin Day, a paleontology-themed celebration beginning Tuesday, February 9.
Two UT professors have received National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. Tore Olsson, assistant professor of history, and Tina Shepardson, professor of religious studies, received $50,400 each.
The News Sentinel interviewed Erin Darby for a story about a new exhibit that features the photos of Syrian refugee children taken by a local man. The paper noted that Darby, assistant professor of religious studies, knows firsthand how seeing the faces of refugees can change someone. She often takes her students to Jordan for excavation projects and
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two UT faculty members in a story that gathered reaction from the Knoxville Muslim community following the Paris terrorist attacks.
Georgetown University scholar Jonathan Brown delivered UT’s second Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies on October 27. WUOT 91.9 FM interviewed Brown about the event, which was hosted by the Department of Religious Studies.
The second annual Arab Fest will be held October 22-24 and aims to bring Arab traditions to the UT and local community. The News Sentinel wrote a story about the event.
A Georgetown University scholar will address freedom of expression in Islam and the West during a lecture at UT on Tuesday, October 27.