Religious Freedom Essay 2017

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Students from Mary Washington and Germanna are invited to submit essays on the subject of religious freedom.  Prize money totals $1250!  Essays due by 11 pm, December 9th, 2016.  For more details, check out our page. … [Read more...]

Meet our new faculty in Religion! Q&A with Professor Jennifer Barry

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Meet our new faculty in Religion!  Q&A With Professor Jennifer Barry Where are you from or where have you lived? My father was a pilot in the Air Force so we moved around quite a bit. By the time I graduated high school, I had already moved 12 times. As an adult, I have continued to move from place to place for my education and professional opportunities. In total, I have lived in 11 different states in the US and 2 countries overseas (Adana, Turkey and Ramstein, Germany). I have lived in the Virginia area 4 separate times throughout my life. What do you study (area of expertise)? In the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, I fall under the R. My specific area of study is early Christianity, but I focus primarily on late antiquity. Late antiquity is that transitional moment when Christianity becomes the favored cult of the late Roman Empire. I study topics such as clerical exile, orthodoxy and heresy, and gender and sexuality. I often describe myself as a … [Read more...]