Topic: Religion

The History of Calendars

The History of Calendars

How astronomy, religion and ego led to what hangs on our walls today

The Gregorian calendar seems steady and unchangeable, right? Well, it took us a long time to get here. And it’s not even done changing.

February 10, 2016

In the Name of God

In the Name of God

UVA team develops new approach to battling religion-based violence

Jerry White and Peter Ochs see a world aflame with killing in the name of God, and they want to fight fire with fire — and with data.

Winter 2015

God Is in the Details

God Is in the Details

UVA instructor uncovers an overlooked facet of Jefferson statue

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Fall 2014

Withholding Judgment

Withholding Judgment

Ethical questions about sex and Alzheimer's disease

Religious studies professor John Portmann ponders a difficult question.

Summer 2014

If God Is Good, Why Do We Suffer?

If God Is Good, Why Do We Suffer?

Examining ways we make sense of evil

Professor Margaret Mohrmann considers a question that lies at the root of human existence.

Spring 2014

Medicine for the Soul

Medicine for the Soul

Chaplains provide another dimension of care at the UVA Hospital

Photo Essay: Chaplains provide another dimension of care at the UVA Hospital.

Summer 2013

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Forgotten Treasures

["Borges in Charlottesville," Summer 2012] was a most enjoyable and informative article. It lacks only fuller references to the invaluable contributions of Jared Loewenstein to the...

Fall 2012

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Jefferson's Bible

Historically, our nation owes a debt to Thomas Jefferson ["Jefferson's Secret Bible," Spring 2012], who is by any measure one of America's great founding fathers.<...

Summer 2012

Jefferson’s Secret Bible

Jefferson’s Secret Bible

In the twilight of his life, Jefferson began exploring his faith and deepening his understanding of the Bible and Christianity.

Spring 2012

Preaching Activism

Preaching Activism

Brad Braxton assumes mantle at renowned Riverside Church in Manhattan

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Each Sunday morning, the Rev. Brad Braxton stands where Dr. Martin Luther King stood when he shook America by speaking out against the Vietnam War, 365 days before...

January 11, 2009

On Top of the World

On Top of the World

Spiritual journey finds fulfillment in Dalai Lama

Early in April 2007, while waiting to board a charter flight from Delhi to Dharamsala, India, I saw in our group a woman wearing a “Virginia” baseball cap....

Spring 2008

Ultimate Questions

Ultimate Questions

The Debate Over Intelligent Design

Two centuries after the founding of Thomas Jefferson's university, students and faculty are still exploring the interplay among science, religion and the state.

Summer 2006

Highlights

#DreamJob

#DreamJob

When alumnus Brian Leung started tweeting about UVA baseball one night, he never could have guessed that it would lead him to his dream job.

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.

’Hoo Are You?

’Hoo Are You?

The University of Virginia has more than 230,000 living alumni. Take a look at how alumni demographics have changed over the past six decades, as well as where alumni live and what they do professionally.

Why UVA Is All They Ever Talk About

Why UVA Is All They Ever Talk About

Economics Professor Kenneth G. Elzinga reflects on the characteristic of UVA graduates who seem to keep talking about their University experiences even after entering the workplace.