WMU has the oldest comparative religion program in the state of Michigan, and the only department with a graduate program in comparative religion in Michigan.

This program gives students an understanding of the nature and role of religion in human societies, both past and present, both non-Western and Western, a grasp of the various methods used by scholars to describe and explain religion, and the means to assess achievements of these methods as well as develop new methods for increasing their knowledge of religious thought and practice, and an opportunity for raising questions about the present and future significance of religious thought and practice.


Browse the Comparative Religion Collections:

Comparative Religion Dissertations

Comparative Religion Faculty Books

Comparative Religion Honors Theses

Comparative Religion Newsletter

Comparative Religion Publications

Dream Storytelling Interviews

Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA