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Please note that as of July 1, 2014, the Departments of Greek and Roman Studies and Religious Studies have merged into the Department of Classics and Religion. Our web page will be undergoing changes to reflect this merger, but it will take some time. In the meantime, if you require information that is specific to Greek and Roman Studies, please visit

Check out the article about our merger in UToday - Departments merge in Faculty of Arts 


 Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture

 The Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture series was established in 1988 to honour the memory of Dr. Peter Craigie. Dr. Craigie was a distinguished scholar of Biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern languages, and ethics. He was a member of the Religious Studies Department and served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Calgary. 

The 2016 Peter Craigie Memorial Lecture speaker is Dr. Paul Spilsbury of Regent College:

Monday, October 17
Josephus and the Bible
Department Colloquium: SS 527 (Kawamura Library)

Tuesday, October 18
Reading the Bible Today: the Place of Scripture in Modern Discourse and Identity
Hosted by the Faith & Spirituality Centre: MSC 317a (Large Prayer Room)

Tuesday, October 18
Flavius Josephus, the Zealots, and Jewish Theocracy
Husky Oil Great Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary main campus 

 2016 Peter Craigie Memorial Lecturer, Dr. Paul Spilsbury 2016 Peter Craigie Memorial Lecturer, Dr. Paul Spilsbury

Paul Spilsbury, Betty Craigie and PhD candidate, Laura Jurgens 2016 Peter Craigie Lecturer, Dr. Paul Spilsbury, with Mrs. Elizabeth Craigie and Christ Church Peter Craigie Memorial Graduate Award recipient & PhD candidate, Ms. Laura Jurgens


Wendi Adamek, Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, awarded academic chance of a lifetime
- see Research chair earns fellowship at Einstein's academic home






A Companion to German Pietism, 1660-1800

 Dr. Douglas H. Shantz 

 Brill, 2014

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 Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

 Dr. Christopher G. Framarin 

 Routledge, 2014


Women and the Gift

 Women and the Gift: Beyond the Given and All-Giving

 Dr. Morny Joy

 Indiana University Press, 2013


 Ethics Unbound: Some Chinese and Western Perspectives on Morality

 Dr. Katrin Froese

 The Chinese University Press, 2013

 A Stairway Taken by the Lucid: Tsong kha pa's study of noble beings

 Dr. James Apple

 Aditya Prakashan, 2013

  Cover of "An Introduction to German Pietism"

 An Introduction to German Pietism: Protestant Renewal at the Dawn of Modern Europe

 Dr. Douglas Shantz

 Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013


  Watch Dr. Shantz's podcast interview about this title here.




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The department is home to two research chairs:

Chair of Christian Thought

Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies.

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