Princeton’s Department of Religion in 1958

Carla A. Sykes published a profile of the Department of Religion in the February 28, 1958 issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly. The department, then twelve years old, had just announced that the first class of Ph.D. students would be graduating. Sykes’ article emphases the innovative nature of the department’s curriculum, offering a rigorous program in the academic study of religion.

You can read the article here:

Carla A. Sykes, “Religious Scholarship: The Religion Department at the A.B. and Ph.D. Levels Teaches, not Preaches,”  Princeton Alumni Weekly (February 28, 1958): 8-11.

The Study of Religion in the Public Square

Join us on February 28 at 12:00pm in the Department Lounge to brainstorm about producing short videos or podcasts on topics in the study of religion. In order to prepare, think about what you might want to present and check out these resources: