Category Archives: Religious Studies

Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, key speaker at the 18th Honors Convocation

Outstanding achievement honored at SMU’s 2014-15 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation. Dedman College faculty, staff and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2015 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 13. > Read … Continue reading

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Holy Words in Hollywood: The Ten Commandments and American Identity

Event date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Event time: 7:30pm Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall     The epic Bible films of the 1950s used the Hebrew Bible much as the Puritans did in an earlier era: as a prophecy of … Continue reading

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New courses help students shape ethical dialogue in variety of fields

DALLAS (SMU) – Nine new courses to be taught at SMU beginning this fall aim to address real-world ethical challenges from the political science realm to the video game industry. With $128,000 in grants from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2015 Research Day Award Winners

Congratulations to all the Dedman College students who received 2015 Research Day awards. The goal of Research Day  is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work in a professional setting, and … Continue reading

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Professor Matthew Wilson on Texas Faith: Is it ever justified to use torture as an instrument of American policy in a dangerous world?

Dallas Morning News, Texas Faith Blog Originally Posted: December 18, 2014 By Wayne Slater A new Senate report has rekindled the debate over enhanced interrogation, or torture – an issue of profound political, social and moral implications. We know the … Continue reading

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Department of Religious Studies hosts a lecture on Muslims and Jews in Christian America

Dallas Morning News By TAYLOR DANSER Neighborsgo tdanser@neighborsgo.com Published: 23 October 2014 08:25 AM Religious historian Charles L. Cohen will lecture on Jews and Muslims in Christian America at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 100 of Southern Methodist University’s Hyer Hall. … Continue reading

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Social Studies Revised

THINK, KERA. Originally posted: October 6, 2014 Texas is considering new social studies textbooks for public school students for the first time since 2002. This hour, we’ll talk about questions that have arisen about how they teach culture and religion … Continue reading

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Graduate student reception scheduled for September 25

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Matthew Wilson, Dedman College professor, should the government say whether churches can preach politics from the pulpit?

READ FULL BLOG POST HERE MATTHEW WILSON, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University The limitation on political activity by religious organizations is both misguided and unenforceable in any coherent, consistent way, and should thus be repealed. Many of … Continue reading

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The Bible in the Public Square: Its Enduring Influence in American Life, co-edited by religious studies professor Mark Chancey

Essays from the perspectives of American history, the history of ideas, film studies, visual studies, cultural studies, education, and church-state studies provide essential research for those interested in the intersection of the Bible and American culture. Features: Ten essays and … Continue reading

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