Conference Archive 2012-2014

Eschatology and Moral Order
March 31st –April 1st, 2014

Reason and Esotericism in Shi‘i Islam
April 4th, 2014  

God: Theological Accounts and Ethical Possibilities
April 9-11, 2014

Widening the Circle: Theory & Identity in the Praxis of Solidarity (the 10th annual ministry conference)

Assyria in Israel, Judea, and the Levant
February 11, 26, and March 13, 2014

This lecture series comments on the political, social, and cultural impact of Assyria in the Levant, as identifiable in art, archaeology and text.




Pines' Maimonides: The Translation and Interpretation of The Guide of the Perplexed
January 19-21, 2014

Paul RicouerThinking with Paul Ricoeur: Ethics
October 27, 2013

This is the first in a series of occasional sessions at the Divinity School to commemorate the centenary of Paul Ricoeur’s birth. To attempt to capture something of his unique intellectual spirit, the sessions aim to think with Ricoeur toward an enhanced understanding of religion via the themes of ethics, philosophy, and culture.  



JustWarAgainstTerror.jpgJust War Against Terror
October 17-18, 2013
"The Engaged Mind" conference series now presents the fourth and final conference, "Just War Against Terror: International Relations, Gender and the Challenge of Ethics.




FairasMoon.jpgFair as the Moon, Terrible as an Army: Sexual Beings in Religious Community
April 19, 2013
The Ninth Annual Ministry Conference

This year's Annual Ministry Conference will address the complex and sensitive issue of sexuality and its relationship to communities of faith. Dr. Margaret Farley and Dr. Amy Frykholm, will speak to the impact of sexuality on communities of faith. 



Randal Jenks.jpgPublic Events at Divinity with Randal Jelks
October 2012

Randal Jelks, University of Kansas, joined us for events around his recent book, Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography, the first  full-length biography of Dr. Benjamin Mays. Mays, AM 1925, PhD 1935, famously remembered as Martin Luther King Jr's mentor and the president of Morehouse College from 1940 to 1967




/TheologicalReflectionandLimitsofPolitics_1.jpgTheological Reflection and the Limits of Politics
October 4-5, 2012
The third of four conferences in the series "The Engaged Mind," reflecting on themes drawn from the work of Jean Bethke Elshtain. The series was underwritten by the McDonald Agape Foundation.





Archetype and Adaptation: Passover Haggadot from the Stephen P. Durchslag Collection
Spring 2012
An exhibition, a lecture series, and a Wednesday Luncheon, all on the theme of haggadot.



MedecineandReligion.JPGResponding to the Call of the Sick: Religious Traditions and Health Professions Today
May 23 - 25, 2012
Inaugural National Conference on Medicine and Religion



BeforeAuthority_0.jpgBefore Authority: Renegotiating Power and Religion
May 11-12, 2012
Co-sponsored by the Religion and Ethics workshop, the Theology workshop, the Divinity Students Association, and the Department of Political Science






OnTheEdgeofGlory.jpgOn the Edge of Glory: Making Disciples in a "Secular" Age
Friday, April 13th, 2012
The Eighth Annual Divinity School Ministry Conference






TheMatterofIsraeliteReligion_0.jpgThe Matter of Israelite Religion
This four-part lecture series in 2011-12 highlighted material finds relevant to, and theoretical advances in, the study of ancient Israelite religion, with implications for biblical literature and ideas.






TrialsofDesire.jpgThe Trials of Desire and the Possibility of Faith
Yale University, 22-24 March 2012
Cosponsored by the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School




The State of American Jewish Belief Revisited
At the Edge of a Crisis or at a New Threshold?

Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cosponsored by the University of Chicago Center for Jewish Studies, the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School, in collaboration with Spertus.