Department of Religious Studies
The Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit context of education, encourages the academic study of religion in a spirit of free intellectual inquiry. As the 34th congregation of the Society of Jesus states: “To be religious today is to be interreligious.” And so from the very beginning, students are invited to consider their faith, in a global context, to deepen their appreciation of themselves in a religious world, and to offer the results of their revelations for the benefit of all.
We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with concentrations in Christian Theology and World's Religions. Learn more about our programs of study »
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Dr. Adil H. Khan speaks to the BBC about religious persecution and his new book, "From Sufism to Ahmadiyya"
Adil H. Khan, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, was recently interviewed by BBC Radio’s “Religion and Ethics Programme” about the origins of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a sect of Islam. Khan spoke in the interview about why minority movements, such as the Ahmadiyya, are the target of hate crimes in Britain. The interview followed the religiously-motivated murder of an Ahmadi shopkeeper in Glasgow by Muslim extremists. The interview is available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0770qhh
Dr. Robbie Fox Castleman ’85 releases new book about the New Testament
This is her eighth book since graduating from Loyola. She is a professor of theology and the New Testament at John Brown University in Arkansas.