March 30, 2023
Summer Sanskrit with Professor Chris Minkowski at the University of Toronto
You’re invited to join for an immersive in-person summer Sanskrit reading course at the University of Toronto taught by Professor Christopher Minkowski, formerly Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University. This course will introduce students to various genres of Sanskrit including Vedic, epic, and philosophical Sanskrit. The course will take place at the Mississauga […]
February 14, 2023
Apply now for our new one-year MA program
The Department of Religious Studies is now accepting applications for our brand new one-year MA program for the Fall 2023 intake. Students can now apply to the brand new one-year Masters program (MRP) in Religious Studies. Offering the option of a one-year MA will allow students to pursue studies within Religious Studies beyond the BA, […]
April 14, 2022
Analysis — Jesus the faithful Jew: How misreadings of the Gospel miss this and fuel anti-Judaism
Easter and Passover begin on the same weekend this year, offering an opportunity to revisit misconceptions and to address anti-Jewish uses of Christian scripture, Prof Matthew Thiessen writes. ...
December 1, 2021
Analysis: ‘Schitt’s Creek’ holiday special: For Jews like Johnny Rose, the menorah is still polished and lit, even in diaspora
The fan favourite episode showed how the omipresence of Christmas has offered Jews a variety of non-exclusive options for handling the holiday season....
November 10, 2021
Analysis: ‘Oh creator, it’s you I now renounce’ — How death metal lyrics echo some Bible passages, and what it means
Death metal and gospel music seem like complete opposites, yet both are heavily preoccupied with religion and spirituality. ...
April 30, 2019
McMaster’s Centre for Buddhist Studies receives $1.2M for a new visiting scholar program
McMaster’s Department of Religious Studies has received its largest donation to date, which launches a prestigious visiting scholar program to promote the study of Buddhism....
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