The Department of Religion at Lindenwood University offers a Bachelors of Arts in Religion, as well as a Minor in Religion and a Minor in Philosophy of Religion.
Scholarly study of religion is widely respected as a rigorous field of academic research. Such study is not interested in claims of particular religions to properly describe ultimate reality or absolute truth. Rather, it attempts to understand and describe the phenomena of religion through the application of analytic tools from such diverse fields as anthropology, art, history, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, theology, and others. Through use of these tools, scholarly study of religion provides a rich and critical account of the power, prevalence, and relevance of religion in many cultures and aspects of life.
In recent years religion has once more shown itself to be one of the most important factors in human social life, both nationally and internationally. Consequently, those who achieve a degree from the Lindenwood University Department of Religion will be well placed for contributing positively to the future of the global community. Such study may be used as a basis for graduate work in the scholarly study of religion, as preparation for religious training, or as background and support for other business and professional careers. To learn more about career options for students of religion, please consult the department’s career information page.
The Department of Religion at Lindenwood University offers study abroad opportunities and opportunities for advanced study at graduate schools in the greater St. Louis area.
Rev. Michael Mason, DMin
Professor, Chair of the Department
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