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New Course for Fall 2021: RELI 335

New Course for Fall 2021: RELI 335

The letters of the Apostle Paul are the earliest texts in the New Testament and provide important information about the earliest communities of Jesus-followers. This class interrogates the social and historical contexts of these letters while also exploring their rich and dynamic interpretive histories, paying close attention to the ways that they have been used (and misused) in ethical debates and calls for political action since the earliest days of the Jesus Movement. Sound cool? Join us in RELI335, Fall 2021, T/Th 4:30-5:45.

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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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Rewriting Maya Religion

Rewriting Maya Religion

Through sixteenth-century indigenous-language sources, the book traces how the first missionaries to the Maya repurposed native religious ideas, myths, and rhetoric in their efforts to translate Christianity and how, in this wake, Maya elites began to write their own religious texts, like the Popol Vuh.

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A message supporting our international students

A message supporting our international students

This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it would discontinue visa exceptions for international students on F-1 visas who take all of their courses for the semester online. This decision could force hundreds of thousands of international students to leave the United States and threatens to interrupt the academic work of more than 3,000 students here at George Mason University.

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