Religion Department

More and more in the present age, a sensitivity to others is demanded of us, one which is borne out of the need to recognize differences. Those differences are often felt most obviously along the lines of religion.

A recent quote from John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State: "If I headed back to college today, I would major in comparative religions rather than political science. That is because religious actors and institutions are playing an influential role in every region of the world and on nearly every issue central to U.S. foreign policy." (America: The National Catholic Review, Sept. 14, 2015)

Using the world's religions as a lens, religion students at Concordia view the whole arc of civilization – including: philosophy, literature, sociology, psychology, history and art. The end result is a well-rounded graduate, ready to apply their broad and deep understanding of human motivation to any vocation they choose.

Religion Faculty:
Phillip Brandt - Professor of Theology
Ted Engelbrecht - Associate Professor of Theology, Division Chair
Chad Lakies - Assistant Professor of Theology
Michael Thomas - Associate Professor of Classical Languages & Humanities, Director of Honors Program
Scott Yakimow - Associate Professor of Theology

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