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Events Archive 2018

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 AVC 3 (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

23 Aug

Manvir Singh, Harvard University

Why are there shamans and witches? On the design and origins of some religious near-universals

St David's 4, 1:00pm-2:00pm

5 Oct

Rita McNamara, Victoria University of Wellington

God's mind on morality: How belief reflects different models of mind

St David's 4, 4:00pm

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

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