Topic: Religion

The Founder’s Secular Vision

The Founder’s Secular Vision

The reason Thomas Jefferson didn’t want religion at the University of Virginia was reason

Jefferson’s University of Virginia was to be a modern, secular, science-centered university taught by scholars of distinction, with the students expected largely to govern themselves.

Winter 2017

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

End of an Era

End of an Era

The Littlepage years saw major gains, some setbacks and lots of tough calls subject to second-guessing.

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is paying homage to world-famous art dealer Samuel Kootz (Law 1921) in an exhibition called “Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966,” which examines the role he played in the establishment of modern American art.