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Davina C. Lopez
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Religious Studies

Religious Studies

From Our Students

"At Eckerd, a major in Religious Studies allows you to explore what it means to be a global citizen through the study of different practices, beliefs, political structures and theory. Religious Studies was an obvious choice for me, once I finally discovered it during my sophomore year, because it relies on critical thinking and fosters a welcoming and encouraging environment for all students."

Lauren Bridge '11, Durham, North Carolina

"... it is impossible to fully understand why human beings do what they do without understanding how they view the world they live in and their placement within that world. I am personally interested in Religious Studies because individual beliefs and actions are much more challenging for me to understand than raw science and I wish to have as much knowledge about my surroundings as I can so that I may better navigate the world. I also strive to better understand the connections between science and religion."

James Edwards '12, Des Moines, Iowa

News and Noteworthy

Davina Lopez, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, delivered "Birthing Modern Narratives with Ancient Worlds: The Histories and Heresies of Introductory New Testament Textbooks," the 2011 Columbia University Friends of the Burke Theological Library Lecture. Davina has also been named the Area Editor for Gender and the Study of the New Testament and Early Christianity for The Oxford Encyclopedia of The Bible and Gender Studies, a multivolume reference work from Oxford University Press. Finally, Davina had an essay published in Christopher Stanley's, The Colonized Apostle: Paul through Postcolonial Eyes.