Events in Religion at Otago
Religion Seminar, Semester 1, 2013
In semester 1, 2013, the Religion seminar will again take the form of a reading group. The book under discussion will be Robert Bellah's Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age (Cambridge: The Belknap Press, 2011). One copy of the book will be available on close reserve in the University Library. The reading group will meet on the dates below, at 1pm in room 4C11 in the Arts Building, and all are welcome to join the discussions. The first discussion will be preceded by a short introduction by Taneli Kukkonen. For further information please contact the convenor of the reading group, Taneli Kukkonen.
Chs. 1 & 2
'Religion and Reality'
'Religion and Evolution'
'Tribal Religion: The Production of Meaning'
Chs. 4 & 5
'From Tribal to Archaic Religion'
Chs. 6 & 7
'The Axial Age I
'The Axial Age II'
'The Axial Age III: China in the Late First Millennium BCE'
Chs. 9 & 10
'The Axial Age IV: Ancient India'
Professor Thomas Trautmann
Thomas Trautmann, Marshall Sahlins Collegiate Professor of History and Anthropology, Emeritus, University of Michigan will deliver an open lecture entitled, "The Persistence of Elephants" on May 2, at 5.15pm (Archway 2).
Professor Mark Mullins
Mark R. Mullins, Professor of Japanese, University of Auckland will deliver an open lecture entitled, "Indigenization, Immigration, and the Cultural Transformation of Japanese Christianity" on June 20, at 5.15pm (room tba).
Moore Lectures 2013
The first series of Albert Moore Memorial Lectures, will be delivered by Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, and will reflect Professor Moore's interests in religion and the arts. Further details will be posted here shortly.