Religious Studies classroom

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.

Religious Studies and Philosophy video

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.

Dr. Scott Shauf

Dr. Scott Shauf

Department Chair; Professor – Religious Studies

228E Lindsay Hall
(704) 406-2140
[email protected]

 

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Dr. Perry Hildreth was my professor of philosophy and spiritual formation. I still use the information he gave us as I progress in my academic and ministerial careers."
— Brian G. Chilton ’11
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The whole environment of Gardner-Webb was very influential in shaping my ministry and helping me hear God’s call and direction.”
— Jack Eason ’91
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At GWU, I was challenged to make my faith my own. For the first time, I found a faith that was personal and not passed down."
— Shelby Robinson ’17