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3D imaging project brings Nepali sacred site to life

January 23, 2023

Religious studies scholar Lauren Leve partnered with a computer science class last semester to further her ongoing work to create an annotated 3D model of Swayambhunath, an ancient holy site in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley.

Dream job, dream degree

December 5, 2022

Carolina has helped Angela Nguyen realize her career and academic goals. At age 45, this first-generation college student will walk across the Winter Commencement stage, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies.

The Layers Beneath the Church

October 31, 2022

Michelle Freeman uncovers how clergy and laity revered saints in the fourth to sixth centuries to improve cultural understanding today.

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.