As the heading suggests, this topic focuses on how religions operate in the contemporary world. This might be questioning whether a faith is applicable to modern day dilemmas, or how a faith is portrayed by the media. This is a particularly important study for those wanting to continue their study in theology to post graduate levels, as academics are increasingly questioning the relevance of religion to modern day life and making this a focus of religious discussion. For topics suggestions for your religious studies dissertation, see below.
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Bachelor's degree programs in religious studies typically present students with a broad overview of a variety of religions and belief systems. Degree programs examine the relationship between religion and society, in addition to providing detailed information about many of the world's most influential religions. Students explore the origin of religion and its historical role in civilization, as well as its present-day impact in areas ranging from art to politics. Programs in religious studies are often combined with majors and minors in philosophy and humanities.