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Building a rich intellectual community

February 23, 2022

For almost 40 years, the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity has been preparing scholars from different backgrounds for faculty careers and the tenure process.

Old religions, new rituals

January 10, 2022

The pandemic has changed ways that some Jews and Christians practice their faith, says a Carolina religious studies expert.

Bookmark This

July 2, 2020

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s book: “Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife” by Bart D. Ehrman.

Meaning behind the monsters

June 15, 2020

Brendan Thornton lures students into his class with zombies, vampires and demons, then hits them with the serious stuff.

Was the Bible’s Gospel of John author fake?

March 9, 2020

In a paper published on March 2 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, UNC-Chapel Hill religious studies assistant professor Hugo Mendez explains for the first time that the texts for the Bible’s Gospel of John and 1 John, 2 John and 3 John were likely written by multiple authors falsely claiming to be a single person close to Jesus.

New revelations in Nepal

December 9, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of Carolina researchers recently returned to the Himalayas to continue studying the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes. A major goal: To retrieve data from instruments they installed 15 months ago.

Ancient Worlds in a Digital Realm

May 23, 2019

When Brad Erickson decided to pursue his Ph.D., there was no question about where he wanted to go. “The only person I could imagine working with was the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies’ Jodi Magness,” he said.