Study religion through a uniquely Christian perspective.
At Calvin you can engage with complicated theological issues in an environment that values relentless searching for truth. Dive into biblical passages with faculty who will encourage you to think boldly and ask the hard questions. Put your faith in context with courses on Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and other world religions. Along with our writing and honors programs, everything you will study as a religion major or minor is specially designed make you a more well-rounded and capable Christian scholar.
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Deepening understanding, increasing faithfulness
The de Vries Institute for Global Faculty Development enhances Reformed vision
Spark, September 01, 2020
Richard Mouw returns to Calvin
Long-time philosophy professor returns to Calvin as senior research fellow
Spark, September 01, 2020
Interim course examines the world of Jesus and the Early Church
Over Interim, students in Religion W42: The World of Jesus and the First Christians explored the vibrant context of the gospels in class and at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.
News & Stories, February 5, 2019
Leading Climate Action with The Gospel
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap is the national organizer and spokesperson for the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, an organization that includes more than 10,000 young people.
News & Stories, November 20, 2018
Calvin remembers John Primus
Longtime Calvin religion professor John Primus remembered for his steadiness and commitment to Jesus Christ.
News & Stories, November 8, 2018
Religion professor earns highest faculty honor
Matthew Lundberg is the 2017 winner of Calvin's Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
Spark, September 01, 2017
Calvin celebrates the Class of 2017
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, more than 900 students participated in the college's 97th annual Commencement ceremony.
News & Stories, May 19, 2017
Religion major impresses at conference, wins research prize
Elena van Stee's paper was awarded the American Academy of Religion's undergraduate research prize. The award recognizes the best paper submitted by an undergrad at its regional conference.
News & Stories, April 7, 2017
Growing Christians in a chaotic world
Anne Zaki ’99, Young Alumni Award honoree
Spark, December 01, 2016
Calvin remembers Leonard Sweetman
Leonard Sweetman spent a quarter century as a professor of religion at his alma mater, working out of a deep conviction that his church and his college should mirror the justice and peace of the Lord they existed to serve.
News & Stories, August 3, 2016
Calvin remembers Clarence Vos
Clarence Vos dedicated his life to serving the church—from the pulpit and the lectern.
News & Stories, August 1, 2016
Calvin professors team up to refresh, reimagine teaching in new book
“Teaching and Christian Imagination” (Eerdmans, 2016) is written by David Smith, Susan Felch and a group of Calvin co-authors.
News & Stories, March 21, 2016
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