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Religion & Philosophy

Religion & Philosophy

Religion is an important human phenomenon. Our religion and philosophy department emphasizes the critical analysis of Christianity’s sacred texts and doctrines, reflection on the nature of religious belief and practice, and the integration of faith into daily life.

At Midland we value our Lutheran heritage, and welcome students of all faiths, as well as students without religious backgrounds, to participate in our theologically diverse course offerings.

Why study religion?

Have you read the Bible but want to understand it better? Maybe you’ve never read the Bible and wonder why some people find it so important. Have you wondered about the nature of God, the problem of evil, or the relationship between individual actions and social justice?

The Christian tradition is rich, diverse, and fascinating, and our Religion/Philosophy major will teach you to think thoughtfully and critically about Christianity, introduce you to great Christian thinkers and ideas, and offer you the opportunity to examine and strengthen your faith.

What will you learn?

After earning a degree in Religion/Philosophy at Midland, you will:

- Have gained a deeper understanding of yourself, of the Christian religious tradition,   and of the intellectual heritage of the Western world

- Be able to think critically about the world around you, construct an argument, and present it effectively through writing and speech

- Be able to read difficult texts and articulate why they are relevant to everyday life—from politics to social policy to religious practice to international relations

- Be prepared to enter the workforce, begin graduate work, and make the decisions that will shape your future.

Careers: 

We want to let you in on a secret: degrees in the humanities, literature and social sciences provide the core skills that employers in business, finance, management and the non-profit sector are seeking.

A major or minor of study in religion/philosophy helps prepare students for graduate study in religion, philosophy, law, history, journalism, cultural studies, film studies, literature, and other text-based disciplines, as well as seminary training for parish ministry.

Our graduates have found success in a range of vocational choices. Recent graduates are pastors, seminary students, youth directors, directors of music ministry, teachers, business managers, and more. Some work in sales, others have joined the Peace Corps. Our graduates coordinate nonprofit organizations, serve as nurses, and work as attorneys.

Staff: 
Professor
Email Address: 
rehwaldt [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Religion
Office: 
Anderson 403
Phone Number: 
402-941-6336
Professor of Religion
Email Address: 
wilder [at] midlandu.edu
Department: 
Religion
Office: 
Anderson 406
Phone Number: 
402-941-6346