Material Detail

Why Study Religion?

Why Study Religion?

This website gives a comprehensive overview of the compelling reasons to study Religion as an academic discipline, the misconceptions students sometimes have of the treatment of religion in the classroom and the burning issues in the field. This website is sponsored and developed by the American Academy of Religion, and was funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Founded in 1909, the Academy is the world's largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion.


More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.
Arthur Finkle
Arthur Finkle (Faculty)
8 years ago

Needs radical 'bug' fixing.

Time spent reviewing site: 4 hours
Laura Shulman
Laura Shulman (Faculty)
13 years ago
I loved this site and linked to it for my students but just discovered that the site seems to no longer exist (Feb. 2009). I have just contacted the AAR to find out what happened to it and ask them to bring it back!