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.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: March 19, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 21, 2014
Submitter: Laura Franklin
Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School
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Discussion for Why Study Religion?
5 years ago
Laura Shulman (Faculty)
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!