Religious Studies classroom

Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy

The Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy will extend your understanding of religion and culture through Biblical study and analysis, develop your research and critical thinking skills, and prepare you for ministry and service careers.

Your professors will challenge you to examine many points of view within the world around you, while a number of student organizations and internships will present opportunities to gain real-world experience and serve others.

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Ministry Scholarships

Students majoring in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy who are planning a career in ministry are eligible for special scholarship aid. Click here for more information.

Free Webinars

All webinars take place at 4:30 p.m., and are open to the public. To get the Zoom link, please email [email protected]create new email.

September 25, 2020 “A Christian Response to COVID-19”
The lecturer, Dr. Scott Shauf discusses an ethic of love, historical responses of Christians to pandemics, and a modern approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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November 12, 2020 “The Church and the Civil Rights Movement”
Dr. Eddie Stepp discussed the historical roots of the Civil Rights Movement and its connection to the Church. Explore how the lessons of history can help us navigate the ongoing civil rights struggle today.
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February 25, 2021 “Modern Day Slavery”
Dr. Paula Qualls discussed human trafficking in our modern context and how the Bible speaks to the issue of modern day slavery.

April 28, 2021 “How Do You Know Anything?”
Join Dr. T. Perry Hildreth navigated important questions surrounding knowledge and reality.


Dr. Scott Shauf

Dr. Scott Shauf

Department Chair; Professor – Religious Studies

228E Lindsay Hall
(704) 406-2140
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