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Religion Seminar, Semester 2, 2019

In semester 2, 2019, the Religion seminar will again take the form of a reading group. The book under discussion will be Alan Strathern's Unearthly Powers: Religious and Political Change in World History (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The reading group will meet on the dates below, in AVC3 in the library (or Zoom https://otago.zoom.us/j/300391819), and all are welcome to join the discussions. For further information please contact the convenor of the reading group, Will Sweetman.

12 July

Intro & Ch. 1

pp. 1-81

Introduction

Two Forms of Religion (first two sections only)

26 July

Chs. 1 & 2

pp. 81-154

‘An unstable synthesis’ (final section of Ch.1)

Religion as the Fabric of the State

9 August

Ch. 3

pp. 155-218

The Two Forms of Sacred Kingship: Divinisation and Righteousness

23 August

Ch. 4

pp. 219-254

The Economy of Ritual Efficacy and the Empirical Reception of Christianity

6 Sept

Ch. 5

pp. 255-95

The Conversion of Kings under the Conditions of Immanentism: Constantine to Cakobau

20 Sept

Ch. 6 & Conclusion

pp. 296-321

Dreams of State: Conversion as the Making of Kings and Subjects

Other Religion Seminars, Semester 2, 2019

25 Oct

Associate Professor Rick Weiss (Victoria University of Wellington)

The Emergence of Modern Hinduism: Religion on the Margins of Colonialism

Burns 1W1, 1:00pm-2:30pm

For further information on the Religion seminar series please contact Will Sweetman.

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