The study of religion is central to academic life at Bryn Athyn College. Religion majors have the opportunity to pursue a program that is unique to our institution. Nowhere else can you earn an undergraduate degree covering New Church theology and its special perspective on the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, world religions, and the application of religion to life.
Within the Bryn Athyn College religion major, you can select to focus on a number of areas:
- Evangelization and Outreach
- Church History
- Sacred Languages
- New Church Philosophy
- Religious Education
Religion majors at Bryn Athyn have a number of experiential education opportunities, including:
- Working as a greeter at Bryn Athyn Cathedral
- Teaching education at the local Bryn Athyn Church School
- Leading tours about the history of religion at Glencairn Museum
- Helping develop programs at the New Church Office of Outreach
- Helping with education and outreach efforts at New Church societies in New Zealand, Ghana, and around the world
As a religion major, you’ll study New Church doctrines in depth and complete a capstone project on a religious subject of your choosing. You’ll also benefit from the resources of the Swedenborg Library and the wealth of knowledge from the graduate programs of our Theological School.
Rev. Scott I. Frazier
Instructor in Latin, Hebrew, and Religion
BA, MDiv, Bryn Athyn College
MA, Villanova University
Rev. Frazier specializes in theology as well as the sacred languages of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. In addition to teaching Hebrew, Latin, and religion, Rev. Frazier works as a translator of Swedenborg’s theological works. He is especially interested in the intersection of theology, ancient history, and popular culture.