Events in Religion at Otago
Religion Seminar, Semester 2, 2016
In semester 2, 2016, the Religion seminar takes the form of a speaker series. All seminars meet at 1pm in room 4C11 in the Arts Building, and all are welcome to join the discussions.
For further information on the Religion seminar series please contact John Shaver.
Professor Wesley Wildman, School of Theology, Boston University
"Computer Modeling and Simulation for Religious Studies"
Dr. Eva Nisa, Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
"The Shari’a Compliancy Craze: Changes in Dating Trends among Malaysian Muslims"
Dr. Faried Saenong, University of Waikato
"Revisiting the Anthropology of Religion: Towards the Anthropology of Muslim Societies"
Dr. Joseph Bulbulia, Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
"Faith and the Ecological Fallacy: Though New Zealand is becoming more secular over time, New Zealanders are becoming more disposed to religion as they age"
Tha Era, PhD Candidate, School of Media, Film and Communication, University of Otago
"Islam, Body Politics and the Nation: An Analysis of Online Media Coverage of a Female Muslim Athlete"
Phra Akbordin Rattana, PhD Candidate, Religion Programme, University of Otago
"On the Two Bodies of the Buddha in the Supreme Patriarch Pussadeva (Sa)’s Paṭhamasambodhi: Interpretation and Devotion."
Other Events in Semester 1, 2016
Public Lecture with Dr Nick Cheesman, Australian National University, co-sponsored with Peace and Conflict Studies, "The Everyday Reproduction of Impunity in Myanmar" 20 June, 5:15-6:30pm, Moot Court, Level 10, Richardson Building
Religion Seminar with Thomas White, PhD candidate, University of Otago. "Christian Myth and Ritual Adaptation: Village Relocation and Climate Change in Fiji" 3 June, 1:00-2:00 pm, 4C11 the Arts Building
Religion Seminar, Semester 1, 2016
In semester 1, the Religion seminar will take the form of a reading group. The book under discussion will be Martin Riesebrodt's The Promise of Salvation: A Theory of Religion (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2011). The seminars meet at 1pm in room 4C11 in the Arts Building, and all are welcome to join the discussions.
Chs. 1 & 2
'Religion as Discourse'
'Religion as Social Reference'
Ch. 3 & 4
'Scholarly Imaginations of Religion'
'Religious Practice and the Promise of Salvation'
Chs. 5 & 6
'The Radical Quest for Salvation'
Chs. 7 & 8
'Turning toward Salvation'
'The Future of Religion'