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Settembrini:

--- Quote --- My specialty was in religious history.
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How is this tought in Canada? Here religious history is mostly taught in seperate institutions, co-joined by studies in  literature  and  language of the  specific area.  And there is "comparative religious sciences".

joewolz:
In the US, religious studies are kind of glommed together, the study of Christianity in particular is covered by "divinity" degrees and programs.

RPGPundit:

--- Quote from: Settembrini ---How is this tought in Canada? Here religious history is mostly taught in seperate institutions, co-joined by studies in  literature  and  language of the  specific area.  And there is "comparative religious sciences".
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In the University where I taught, Religious Studies had its own department as part of Comparative studies (at different times in my career there it was actually its own department, then cuts forced it to be amalgamated into comparative studies, then back to being its own department); and this focused on the study of the phenomenology of religion from an "objective" (more acurately, a humanistic non-religious) point of view.
Whereas religious theology (ie. divinity school) was taught in the faculties of theology, of which my university in particular had two, one catholic and the other protestant.  It was still legitimate academic study, but from a "faith-based" perspective with a focus on training people for religious offices.

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arminius:
Well, this is interesting. Before quitting grad school I was studying history, too. At one point I almost transferred to the University of Toronto but the expenses, as a foreign (US citizen) student, were prohibitive.

My concentration was late antiquity and the early middle ages.

Zachary The First:
Great gravy!  Illustrious company indeed!  Double major here, History/Art History.  I was part of a focus program dealing with the U.S. Civil War & Reconstruction, my favorite era by far.

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