A Question of Faith

Professor Robert Eisen
January 01, 2014

Religion is central to the lives of billions of people around the globe. But religion often seems to have two faces: it instills caring and compassion towards others but can also foment hatred and violence, as we have witnessed in recent years.

Robert Eisen, a professor of religion, has been exploring these two sides of religion—particularly with respect to the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—to better understand and cultivate relationships that are based on coexistence, not bloodshed, among followers.

In the first of a series of video conversations with Columbian College scholars, Dean Ben Vinson recently sat down with Eisen to discuss the topic of faith as it relates to today’s global society.

2016 Celebration: Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Columbian College graduate students were recognized for their achievement in the arts and sciences as they completed their master's and doctoral degrees.

2016 Celebration: Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Columbian College graduate students were recognized for their achievement in the arts and sciences as they completed their master's and doctoral degrees.

2016 Celebration: Graduate and Doctoral Ceremony

On Friday, May 13, 2016, Columbian College graduate students were recognized for their achievement in the arts and sciences as they completed their master's and doctoral degrees.