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..

Courses

Introduction to Religious Studies

Introduction to Religious Studies is an exploration of religion as a phenomenon common to humanity. Students 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.

Religion Faculty

Molly Short

Molly Short

Titles: Chaplain, Religion Department Chair
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 Teacher, Musical Director, Chapel Music Director, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's)
Degrees: B.M.Ed., Berklee College of Music
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School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3209
Regan Schutz

Regan Schutz

Titles: Adjunct Chaplain, Religion
Degrees: B.A., Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.Div., Sewanee School of Theology
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