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The Cal Poly Philosophy Department houses a Religious Studies program with a wide variety of courses in GE and a Religious Studies minor.

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Between the Species

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Ethics Group

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Stephen Lloyd-Moffett

Religious Studies Minor Advisor

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Master of Theology, St. Vladamir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.A., Claremont McKenna College

Professional Interests

  • Ascetic traditions, particularly hermits in Early Christianity and Ancient Hinduism

Courses Taught

  • RELS 201: Religion, Dialogue, and Society
  • RELS 205: Jesus
  • RELS 301: Religions of Asia
  • RELS 302: Monotheisms
  • RELS 306: Hinduism
  • RELS 310: Christianity
  • RELS 311: Islam
  • RELS 344: Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • RELS 372: Spiritual Extremism: Asceticism, Mysticism, and Madness
  • RELS/POLS 380: Religion and Politics of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
  • RELS 470: Religion and Wine

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