Think the Bible is fully understood? CU scholar begs to differ

Nov. 28, 2018

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Sam Boyd, a CU Boulder scholar of Biblical studies, dove into the study of religious texts ‘so I know what I’m talking about.’


Workshop to explore poetic translations of Buddhist texts

April 12, 2018

Scholars and translators of Buddhist texts in the Tibetan language will meet at the University of Colorado Boulder next fall to discuss strategies to convey not only the literal meaning but also the literary flourishes of texts they translate into English.


Scholar wins top award in Medieval studies

Feb. 19, 2018

Brian Catlos is this year’s recipient of the Haskins Medal for his book Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c. 1050-1614.


Collaborative effort aims to bolster artists, scholars

Dec. 1, 2017

David Shneer is hoping to arrange a half-dozen hookups on the University of Colorado Boulder campus next year — in a way that’s never been done before. The goal is to boost scholars’ creativity and to boost artists’ depth.


Student unlocks mysteries of Norlin’s Tibetan Buddhist texts

April 17, 2017

As an undergraduate at Siena College, Eben Yonnetti, on a whim, went on a study abroad trip to Nepal to study in the Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples program. Yonnetti eventually became so engaged with Tibetans and Tibetan culture that he decided to study Tibetan language and religious practices and ideas


Viewing history through a Mediterranean lens

April 5, 2017

Scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder are using the Mediterranean as a frame of inquiry, research and teaching to broaden our understanding of the past.


Panel mulls religion and human rights After the 2016 election

March 29, 2017

This year’s public panel discussion, “Religion and Human Rights After the 2016 Election,” will take place Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in Eaton Humanities 250, 1610 Pleasant Street, on the CU Boulder campus.


Why Mendelssohn (Moses, not Felix) matters

Feb. 28, 2017

Elias Sacks, CU Boulder assistant professor or religious studies, makes a case for the contemporary relevance of an Enlightenment superstar.

Moses Mendelssohn

Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script

Dec. 22, 2016

Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment.

Biblical scholar explores the power of Babel

Biblical scholar explores the power of Babel

April 27, 2016

Modern readers of the Holy Bible often say that context is critical. Samuel Boyd, assistant professor of religious studies, heartily agrees. And he should know. He has no fewer than 23 ancient NearEast tongues at his disposal.