Religion at St. Olaf
The study of religion is an integral part of the liberal arts curriculum because religion has always been a major influence on the development of human societies. In order to make sense of past cultural achievements, it is important to recognize the influence of religious symbols, beliefs, rituals, scriptural texts and traditions. To participate meaningfully in contemporary culture, it is equally important to evaluate the merits of various theological beliefs and religious values.
Whether studying abroad in the Global Semester,
or staying closer to home and attending conferences
devoted to religious matters, St. Olaf religion
majors take their study of religion far beyond the
classroom. Here are their stories.