The Religious Studies Program at the University of New Mexico trains undergraduate students in the academic study of religion, with a particular emphasis on religion in a rapidly globalizing world, in American life, and in the rich diversity of New Mexico. Our purpose is to help students develop knowledge of major world tradtitions and to understand how these traditions have shaped human culture. We do so as a distinctively public university that approaches religion as a lens through which the human condition, intelluctual and social history, and contemporary human societies can be viewed.
Congratulations to our three long-time Lecturers on their promotions: Dan Wolne and Michael Candelaria are now Principal Lecturers and Lisa Gerber is a Senior Lecturer.
Dr. Michael Candelaria has published a new book with Editions Rodopi entitled The Revolt of Unreason Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Caso on the Crisis of Modernity.
Professor Kathleen Holscher has published a new book with Oxford University Press 2012 entitled Religious Lessons: Catholic Sisters and the Captured Schools Crisis in New Mexico.