Religion

Molly Short, creedal statement session

Prior to graduating, seniors explore religion as a phenomenon common to humanity and develop tools for the study of any religious tradition. They learn language and method for theological thinking with particular emphasis on the religions birthed of the Abrahamic tradition. Through seminars, essay writing, and research projects, students reflect on the theoretical material presented. At the conclusion of the course, each student articulates a personal creedal statement in light of a full year's experience examining the phenomenon of religion. 

In addition to Introduction to Religious Studies, SAS offers elective opportunities for Bible study, and baptism and confirmation preparation..

2020-2021 Courses

2019-2020 Courses

Religion Faculty

Molly Short

Molly Short

Titles: Chaplain, Residential Faculty
Degrees: B.S. Earth and Environmental Studies, Furman University
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
D.A.S., The School of Theology, The University of the South
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School: 931.463.2140
J.R. Ankney

J.R. Ankney

Titles: Music & Music Production, Musical Director, Chapel Music Director, Lead House Parent (Warner), Music Lessons Coordinator
Degrees: B.M.Ed., Berklee College of Music
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3209
Geoffrey Smith

Geoffrey Smith

Titles: Dean of Students, Humanities Department Co-Chair, History, Ethics, American Studies, Varsity Boys' Soccer (Head), 9th Grade Level Program Lead, SHOW Coordinator, Conduct Council
Degrees: B.A. History, The University of the South
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School: 931.463.2134