Category Archives: Religious Studies

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by religious organizations is both misguided and unenforceable in any coherent, consistent way, and should thus be repealed.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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SMU names new dean of Dedman College, its largest school

Dallas Morning News: Thomas DiPiero is Southern Methodist University’s new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, university officials announced Tuesday. READ MORE HERE

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Congratulations to the 2014 Dedman College Engaged Learning Fellows

This past spring, 69 Engaged Learning projects were approved. Below are the 40 Engaged Learning Fellows with Dedman majors and the 26 Dedman faculty and staff are serving as mentors. READ MORE HERE

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Interdisciplinary leader named dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

DALLAS (SMU) – Thomas DiPiero, whose academic interests range from the psychoanalysis of race and gender to French literature, is the new dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and professor in the Departments of English and World … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the 2014 Research Day Award Winners

SMU graduate and undergraduate students are invited and encouraged to present results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research. The goal of this event is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work … Continue reading

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How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools? An article by Mark Chancey

Mark A. Chancey is Professor of Religious Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He serves as co-chair of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Working Group on the Bible and Public Education. READ … Continue reading

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Holiday Reading

Dedman College faculty and alumni help populate SMU’s holiday book list. Review and satisfy your gift list with stories ranging from historical to fictional to inspirational. CLICK HERE for more.

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