Events in Religion at Otago

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Moore Lectures

Two Moore Lectures, postponed from 2017, will be held in early 2018.

27 Feb

Professor Kate Crosby, King’s College London

Destroying the Dharma: Non-judgemental Awareness, Heretical Meditation, and Other Polarities of Modern Buddhism

Archway 1, 6:00-7:30pm

15 Mar

Professor Aaron Hughes, University of Rochester

The Study of Islam in an Age of Trump
Notes from the Field

Archway 2, 5:15-6:30pm

Religion Seminars, Semester 1, 2018

23 Feb

Professor Flagg Miller, University of California, Davis

The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qaida

Burns 4, 1:00-2:00pm

19 Mar

Shekhar Hattangadi

Santhara: A Challenge to Indian Secularism?

A Short Film Screening followed by Q and A with the filmmaker

Archway 2, 5:15-6:15pm

28 Mar

Geoff Troughton, Victoria University of Wellington

Religion, Conflict and Peacemaking: Reflections on New Zealand Christianity

Burns 7, 4:00-5:15pm

18 April

Professor Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto

Frequencies for Listening: Telling Stories of Missionary Colonialism in the Wake of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools

Archway 2, 5:15-6:30pm

Co-hosted with the Centre for Research on Colonial Cultures

20 April

Professor Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto

Treaty People and the Spiritual Vulnerability of Colonial Settlement

Humanities Board Room, 1:00-2:00pm

Religion Seminar, Semester 2, 2018

In semester 2, 2018, the Religion seminar will again take the form of a reading group. The book under discussion will be Robert Orsi's History and Presence (Harvard) University Press, 2016). The reading group will meet on the dates below, at 1pm in VC Suite 2 (The Link), and all are welcome to join the discussions. For further information please contact the convenor of the reading group, John Shaver.

20 July

Intro & Ch. 1

pp. 1-47

Introduction: Real Presence

The Obsolescence of the Gods

3 August

Chs. 2 & 3

pp. 48-112

Abundant History

Holy Intamacies

17 August

Ch. 4

pp. 113-161

Printed Presence

31 August

Chs. 5 & 6

pp. 162-214

The Dead in the Company of the Living

The Happiness of Heaven

14 Sept

Ch. 7 & Epilogue

pp. 215-254

Events of Abundant Evil

Epilogue: A Metric of Presence

Other Religion Seminars, Semester 2, 2018

27 July

Professor Bernardo E. Brown, Christian International University, Tokyo

Vocation for Travel: Catholic Seminary Education in Sri Lanka

Moot Court, 11:00am-12:00pm

For further information on the Religion seminar series please contact John Shaver.

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