News and Events

Below is an archive of the announcements, special events, and speakers sponsored by the Religion Department.

REL 283: Sufism - Islamic Mysticism

This course explores the mystical expressions and institutions known as Sufism within the Islamic community. Topics include the elaboration of Sufism from the core tenets of Islam; Sufi practices of ecstasy and discipline; the artistic and literary products of the Sufi experience; the institutions of Sufi orders, saints, shrines, and popular practices; and the debates among Muslims over the place of Sufism within the greater tradition of Islam. Click to view photos from the Sufism event!

W&L Alum and Oxford Professor of New Testament Studies to Lecture at W&L

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Strawbridge '01, associate professor in New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford and Caird Fellow in Theology at Mansfield College, will hold a reception at 5:30 p.m. Washington and Lee University on Sept. 20 and will lecture at 6 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.