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New book by Jim Laine

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Congratulations to our colleague Jim Laine (Macalester College) on the
publication of his new book Meta-Religion: Religion & Power in World
, just published by the University of California Press.
Learn more

Congratulations to RS Steering Committee member, Nabil Matar, on the publication of his new collection of essays, co-edited with Judy A. Hayden and titled Through the Eyes of the Beholder: The Holy Land, 1517-1713 (Brill 2012). Learn more

New book by Professor Iraj Bashiri

Ancient Iran: Cosmology, Mythology, History presents Iran's pre-Islamic history within the context of both its complex cosmology and rich mythology. More information available at

William O. Beeman interview on Iran--KFAI February 9, 2012

Professor William O. Beeman, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, interviewed with KFAI's Catalyst on February 9, 2012 on Iran and the current political situation. You can access the interview through their web site for two weeks at .

PROFESSOR NABIL MATAR will receive the
award at the University of Cambridge during
a lecture he will present on:
Henry Stubbe and the
Prophet Muhammad:

PRS Graduating Senior to Intern with GreyWolf Press

Recent Religious Studies graduate Carmen Wood will begin an internship with GreyWolf Press in 2012!


Core faculty member J.B. Shank has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions course development award. JB's course, to be offered through Religious Studies will ask, "What is the nature of the cosmos and how do we, as humans, find our place within it?" A description of the proposed course is available here.

Philip Sellew was the recipient of the 2010 Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award.

Jeanne Kilde's new monograph, Nature and Revelation: A History of Macalester College, was recently released by the University of Minnesota Press in 2010.

Bernard Levinson was named Scholar of the College 2010-2013 and appointed to the American Academy for Jewish Research in 2010-2011.

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