Religion

Why Study Religion at Ozarks?

Some students study religion in order to work out and deepen their own faith commitments. Others approach it as a journey to a far country, wondering about what makes us human despite our vast differences in belief and practice. Still others may simply be curious about religion as one of the most powerful forces in human existence. Whatever the case, Ozarks gives you the chance to explore the great, enduring questions of faith.

Students who study religion typically enjoy a good, lively dialogue about the hot-button issues of our day. But they don’t just sit in classrooms. Students in world religions courses may visit a Shabbat service at a Reform synagogue, or observe Friday prayers at a nearby mosque. In recent years, they’ve joined with faculty for travel courses to see the pyramids of Egypt, the Ganges River in India, and the Holocaust site at Auschwitz. Students also do amazing things that put their commitments into practice, whether it’s something close at hand like leading in Ozarks Chapel, or farther away, like relief work for Syrian refugees in Greece. The possibilities are truly endless!

 

“To know God is unlike any other knowledge; indeed, it is more truly to be known, and so transformed.” Sarah Coakley

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“If I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion, because that’show integrated it is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today.”

John Kerry, former Secretary of State