Community Snapshot: "The Nature and Value of an Academic Approach to the Study of Religion"

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 03:00pm

Dr. Sandy Martin, head of UGA's Department of Religion, discusses the meaning of studying religion from an academic point of view. Learn the differences between the academic study of religion, devotional study (type that happens in places of worship) and the theological-academic study (the approach that takes place in many seminaries/divinity schools/schools of theology). This presentation offers reasons why academic study of religion can be beneficial. Martin will seek to compare a number of world religions, especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This program is made possible by an Institute of Museum and Library Services leadership grant awarded to Athens Regional Library System and Lyndon House Arts Center, "The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning." At Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens, and also streamed live online at Visit the website or call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343, for information.