Devotion: Three Inquiries in Religion, Literature, and Political Imagination
April 26, 2022
Monday, May 2, 4:30 pm | Swift Common Room
Join Professors Constance M. Furey (Divinity PhD, 2000), Sarah Hammerschlag, and Amy Hollywood for a discussion of Devotion: Three Inquiries in Religion, Literature, and Political Imagination (University of Chicago Press, 2021). The book is comprised of three essays, one each from these important figures in contemporary religious studies. Each essay approaches the question of what it means to read devotionally—not to say uncritically, but rather with a “fidelity that is always in some way unsure of, unsettled and challenged by, even if always attached to, at home with, comforted by, its object.” Through the works of Sidney, Luther, Kofman, Susan Howe, and others, these scholars suggest that reading and devotion offer distinct ways of relating to our political future in a time of great uncertainty.
The discussion will be followed by time for questions and a reception.
For any questions or accommodations, contact John Marvin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pieter Hoekstra (email@example.com).
Cosponsored by The Philosophy of Religions and Religions and Literature Workshops.