At Hillsdale, the study of religion isn’t built around the teachings of a particular faith, as it might be at a denominationally affiliated school. Nor is it dispassionate and oriented to skeptical criticism, as you might find at a more secular institution. Our courses invite you to think theologically—probing great questions within and in light of fundamental principles and tools of faith—religious texts, practices, and convictions. In doing so, you gain a deeper understanding of the animating forces of Western culture. Religion is offered as both a major and minor.
Philosophy & Religion
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and knowledge of the holy is understanding.(Proverbs 9:10)
Robert Snyder, Religion
Jordan Joseph Wales
“O grace abounding and allowing me to dare
to fix my gaze on the Eternal Light,
so deep my vision was consumed in It!
I saw how it contains within its depths
all things bound in a single book by love
of which creation is the scattered leaves.” Dante, Commedia, Paradiso 33.82-87
Jordan Joseph Wales, Religion
Introduction to Eastern ReligionRead More about "Introduction to Eastern Religion"
An introduction to some of the major Chinese, Indian, and Japanese religious traditions, including Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Shintoism.Read More about "Introduction to Eastern Religion"
Introductory Biblical HebrewRead More about "Introductory Biblical Hebrew"
A beginning course introducing the elementary grammar and vocabulary of the Hebrew Bible with a view toward reading and translation.Read More about "Introductory Biblical Hebrew"
Medieval ChristianityRead More about "Medieval Christianity"
Church history in Western Europe from late antiquity through the 15th century, with emphasis on trends in spirituality as well as institutional development.Read More about "Medieval Christianity"
Faith In Life Lecture Series
Each year the Faith in Life Lecture Series brings to campus a distinguished speaker to focus the community’s attention on the mutual importance of scholarship and personal faith.
Past lecturers have included J. P. Moreland, Jason Peters, Ken Myers, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, John W. Montgomery, Peter J. Leithart, James R. Edwards, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Ray Ortlund Jr., Gerald McDermott, Donald Kraybill, Samuel Moffett, John Piper, Keith Yandell, James Sire, Wilson Kimnach and Helen Westra.
Theta Alpha Kappa
Theta Alpha Kappa is the national honor society for academic studies in religion and theology.