March Book Events

Please join the Divinity School and the Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at these upcoming book talks and events:

Kathryn Gin Lum is the author of Heathen: Religion and Race in American History (Harvard University Press, 2022), in which she shows how the idea of the heathen has been maintained from the colonial era to the present in religious and secular discourses—discourses, specifically, of race. On Monday, March 18, 2024, join us at 6pm in the Swift Hall Common Room for a discussion of Heathen. The next day we will offer a student workshop with lunch provided.

We will also host Sarah McCammon on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 4:30pm in the Swift Hall Lecture Hall for an event launching her book The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. McCammon will be a joined by a panel (info TBA)  to discuss her part memoir, part investigative journalism book that names and describes the post-evangelical movement by identifying its origins, telling the stories of its members, and examining its vast cultural, social, and political impact.

On March 26 please join us for an author talk with Katrina Daly Thompson, author of Muslims on the Margins: Creating Queer Religious Community in North America. This book tells the story of radical and nonconformist twenty-first century North American Muslims who have reinterpreted their religion and created space for queer, trans, and nonbinary identities within Islam. The event will be  at 6pm in our Common Room.

The Marty Center's Reflections on Judaism and Jewish Life Series will also offer a discussion of Dyed in Crimson: Football, Faith, and the Remaking of Harvard's America by Zev Eleff, published by University of Illinois Press in February 2023. This event will be on Wednesday March 27th at 4:30pm in our Common Room. Please  RSVP here.

Panelists include:
• Zev Eleff , president of Gratz College and professor of American Jewish history
• Jeffrey Stackert, Professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago Divinity School; also in the College and Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies; Associate Faculty in the Department of Classics and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

The Divinity School and the Marty Center are pleased to partner with the Seminary Co-op bookstore in hosting an author talk series which features intimate conversations with authors of recent books that consider the topic of religion. Talks will continue in April and May.