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Religious Studies

What is Religious Studies?
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OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion

What is Religious Studies?

According to Wikipedia "Religious studies, or Religious education, is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasising systematic, historically-based, and cross-cultural perspectives."

Religious Studies - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

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Buyer Health Care Administrator Publisher
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Case Manager Humanitarian Rehabilitation Director
Chaplin Information Specialist Religious Camp Administrator
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Analysis Skills Debate Skills Research Skills
Broad Religious Knowledge Empathy Theoretical Background
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Interpretation & Evaluation Skills Understanding of Ideas & Values
Critical Thinking Skills

Listening Skills

Understanding of Time & Translation in Relation to Texts

Job & Internship Search Links

Church Jobs

United World Mission

Religious Jobs

Religious Studies and Theology Jobs

Faith Based Jobs

AMG International - Missionary Careers

Political Jobs

Spiritual Jobs

Chaplain Career Opportunities

Chaplain Jobs

The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Jobs

Church Staffing

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Why Study Religion

Religious Studies and Theology Programs

Careers: Becoming a Missionary

I Want to do Missions...

Spiritual Care Careers

Christian Career Center

Professional Association Links

American Association of Pastoral Counselors

American Academy of Religion

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

American Society of Missiology

Cantors Assembly

Religious Research Association

Miscellaneous Links

Internet Guide to Religion

Religious Worlds

World Religions, Religion Statistics, Geography Church Statistics


Religion Facts

Jewish Women's Archive

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