Rev. Silverman takes his class outdoors on a beautiful autumn day

Religion Program

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.

Program Strengths

Within the Bryn Athyn College Religion major, you can choose to focus on one of a number of areas, including:

  • Evangelization and Outreach
  • Church History
  • Sacred Languages
  • New Church Philosophy
  • Religious Education

Hands-On Learning

Religion majors at Bryn Athyn have a wide variety of experiential education opportunities available to them, including:

  • Working as a greeter at Bryn Athyn Cathedral
  • Teaching 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

Spiritual Curriculum

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 at our Theological School.


Our Faculty

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Andrew Dibb

Dean of Theological School

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Scott Frazier

Head of Religion Major and Sacred Languages / Instructor in Latin, Hebrew, and Religion

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Coleman Glenn

Assistant Professor of Religion / Assistant Chaplain

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Thane Glenn

Associate Professor of English, Religion, and Writing

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Grant Odhner

Assistant Professor of Religion

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Grant Schnarr

Assistant Professor of Religion / Assistant Chaplain

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Ray Silverman

Associate Professor of Religion and English