Volume 1, Issue 1 (2016)

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal of Religious Studies!

Religious studies does not have a clearly established definition. As an academic field, religious studies challenges the idea of having entirely separated fields of study. With the study of religion comes the study of history, art, anthropology, gender, science, law, and so much more. This academic fluidity is a benefit to this journal, as it allows the inclusion of pieces on a vast array of topics. This journal serves as an introduction to the variety of themes that can be explored in religious studies. Each contribution adds to a conversation on its particular topic, but it also contributes to a larger conversation on the study of religion.

Welcome to our journal, and welcome to the scientific, religious, magical world of religious studies!



Musings on Inari
Rachel Schroder


Ocean Eyes
Rebekah Sherman


Alexa Himonas
Andy Rogers
Dan Otsuki
Ashley Malin
Faculty Advisor
Matthew Ingalls