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Jay Williams '54
Williams ’54 Publishes Article about the Bible

Professor of Religious Studies emeritus Jay Williams ’54 published an article titled “An Open Letter” on the Bible and Interpretation website.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Publishes Two Book Chapters

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently published two book chapters. The first, “Looking at Words: The Iconicity of the Page,” was published in the volume Iconic Books and Texts.  The second is “Who do you see that I am? Son of Man and Global Perspectives on Jesus Films,” in the volume Son of Man: An African Jesus Film.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
AlterNet Publishes Excerpt from Ravven’s Book

The first five pages of Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven’s book The Self Beyond Itself were published on AlterNet.org.  More ...

Ravven Publishes Book on Moral Agency

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi M. Ravven published a book titled The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will (The New Press, 2013).  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Presents in Ithaca and Toronto

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate recently made presentations at Ithaca College and at the University of Toronto during the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Eastern International Regional Meeting.  More ...

Teaching Award recipients Lydia Hamessley and Rob Knight. Missing from photo: Abhishek Amar.
Teaching Awards Presented to Amar, Hamessley and Knight

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to three faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 13. Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar and Rob Knight, assistant professor of art, received awards. Assistant Professor of Government Ted Lehmann was named the recipient of Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed
Ragosta Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute will feature Visiting Assistant Professor of History John Ragosta's essay on National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2. Ragosta, author of the newly published Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed, provides a brief summary of the role of prayer in U.S. history. The broadcast can be heard locally at 7:34 a.m. or 3:56 p.m. at 90.3 FM and at InsideHigherEd.com.  More ...

At the Khmer Buddhist Temple, Utica, from left Allie Goodman, Lewis Leone, Alex Potoczak, Jaclyn Kogler, Jacob Trahan, Professor Plate, and Sokhom Teng from the temple.
Hamilton Students Find Religion in a Jitney

When one thinks of religion, it is easy to imagine and conceptualize rituals, texts and principles. However, one might argue that the experience of religion is just as much about tastes, sights, sounds and textures as it is about following guidelines and observing tradition. Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate subscribes to the philosophy that religion is best understood through direct interaction rather than distanced study. He is helping students gain firsthand interactions with religion in Oneida County through his course “Religion in the U.S.”  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven an Invited Speaker at Free Will Conference

Heidi M. Ravven, professor of religious studies, was an invited discussant at a conference titled “Free Will and the Scientific World View: Optimistic and Pessimistic Perspectives” on April 20 at the University of Delaware.  More ...

Abhishek Amar
Amar Presents Paper at University of Pennsylvania Workshop

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar presented a paper at a workshop titled “Local Domains/Translocal Claims: New Histories of the ‘Local’ in South Asia” organized by the South Asia Studies department, University of Pennsylvania, on April 12.  More ...

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