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March 2, 2015

“The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins”

Lecture by Stephen Patterson, Willamette University.

In this lecture, Stephen J. Patterson will show how the Gospel of Thomas and a lost gospel known simply as “Q” have changed the way scholars imagine Christian origins.

March 10, 2015


Gerlinger Lounge


Sponsored by University of Oregon Gaston Fund in Religious Studies.
February 2, 2015

“The Debate over Islam’s Origins and an Enigmatic Arabic Papyrus”

Lecture by Fred Donner, Professor of Near Eastern History at the University of Chicago.

February 20, 2015


Lillis 112

Fred Donner

Sponsored by the Gaston Fund in Religious Studies.
August 13, 2014

Trip to Mt. Pisgah

The religious studies department will be hosting a Fall Fieldtrip to Mt. Pisgah, just east of Eugene, on the afternoon of Friday October 10. The exact time of the trip will be decided by the participants. Snacks will be provided, and participation is FREE to all REL majors, minors, staff and faculty. Fill out the short form “REL Fall Field Trip” by October 3 to register: