Throughout the history of mankind, religion has been a powerful force and it continues to be one, even now.
Humans have done great things in the name of religion - and humans have done unspeakable atrocities in the name of region. What is it about religion that makes it such a polarizing force?
Some students are drawn to the study of religion to try to answer this question. Others study religion to clarify their thoughts about their own faith. And some, contemplating the roles of faith and reason in human experience, believe that the study of religion will help them understand how the interaction of those shapes mans views of the world.
But whatever the reason, one things is certain. When you choose to study religion, you'll be studying a subject that examines the fundamental questions of human existence.