Faculty Profile

E. Allen Richardson, Ph.D
Author of Stranger in This Land, explores the challenge of growing religious diversity.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Religious studies prepares students to live and understand a world influences by four major religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.


E. Allen Richardson, Ph.D.
Professor, Religious Studies
610-437-4471 ext. 3320

Study Abroad

The experiences in Eqypt & India are called "life-changing"

Study abroad trips to India and Egypt are about 10 days in length and come as a package for flight, hotels, most meals, and tours. Both are held biennially. If desired, the trips may be done for course credit: the Egypt trip can earn one credit for travel only or can be linked to Rel. 101 (Ancient Egyptian Religions- 3 credits) and India to Rel. 226 (Hinduism - 3 credits).