November 13: Anand Venkatkrisnan joined the Divinity School faculty this year as an Assistant Professor. Join us today to meet him!

The Marty Center Series on Religions in the Americas lecture series will bring leading scholars in the field to focus on critical topics and key debates, using a variety of methodological approaches. Today: Christopher White of Vassar College will deliver a public lecture entitled "Higher Dimensions, Fantastic Science, and the Modern Religious Imagination"

All lectures will take place in Swift Hall’s Common Room (1st) floor at 4:30pm.

A unique opportunity for conversation, reflection, and fellowship around the things that enliven us, weigh on our hearts and minds, and give our work here meaning.

RABBINIC JUDAISM AND ITS CONTEXTS

Rabbinic Judaism was born twice, in the spaces and cultures of Roman Palestine and Sasanian Iran. Rabbinic lore and argument must be understood in relation to these contexts, even in its desire to stand apart from them. The conference celebrates a new generation of scholarship, dedicated to historical, comparative and critical readings of the rabbis and their texts. The papers will speak to the broadest possible audience, and the conference will conclude with a general discussion in which all are invited to participate.

The Marty Center Series on Religions in the Americas lecture series will bring leading scholars in the field to focus on critical topics and key debates, using a variety of methodological approaches.

Tuesday, November 5 Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto: "Recognizing Religion and Siting the Secular"

A unique opportunity for conversation, reflection, and fellowship around the things that enliven us, weigh on our hearts and minds, and give our work here meaning.

Today's lecture by Alicia Turner of York College is the second in a series, The Jun Zhou Lectures in Theravada Buddhism.

The Divinity School is pleased to offer a series of six lectures on various topics in Theravada Buddhism during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 22
Justin McDaniel, Professor of Religious Studies, The University of Pennsylvania

Monday, November 4
Alicia Turner, York College

Monday, January 14,
Thomas Borchert, University of Vermont

October 30: "How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize"

Russell Johnson is a Divinity School Teaching Fellow. He studies religious ethics and the philosophy of communication. His research focuses on disagreement, “us versus them” frameworks, and how groups imagine and treat their enemies. His work is interdisciplinary and draws on resources from rhetorical theory, Christian theology, dialogical philosophy, and peace and conflict studies.

A unique opportunity for conversation, reflection, and fellowship around the things that enliven us, weigh on our hearts and minds, and give our work here meaning.

The Marty Center Series on Religions in the Americas lecture series will bring leading scholars in the field to focus on critical topics and key debates, using a variety of methodological approaches.

Monday, October 28
Anthony Petro, Boston University: "Provoking Religion: The U.S. Culture Wars and the Queer Arts of Offense"