In small classes like “Story and Theology” and “Hope and the Future,” students wrestle with sacred texts and their interpretations through discussion and debates that often spill all the way into their residence halls. Just as thought-provoking are “Reason, Faith, and the Search for Meaning,” “Judaism, Islam, and the Christian Faith" and “Religion and American Culture.”
Our faculty members regularly collaborate with students on research projects in areas such as biblical storytelling, theology and medicine, environmental studies and global ethics. For example, Dr. Ann Pederson provided students with the chance to present their work at national conferences, and recent student papers have been titled “Between Buffy and Jesus: A Question of Salvation,” and “God and Gothic.”
Hands-on learning opportunities related to religion and philosophy are also available through the Augustana Chapel of Reconciliation.