Studying
Religion in
Culture


Past Events
2005-2006

Prof. Bill Arnal receiving a copy of the flyer advertising his Religion in Culture Lecture.

 

 

 

Public Lectures

The Fourth Annual Aronov Lecture

"Jesus and Judaism:
Why the Connection Still Matters"

Prof. Amy-Jill Levine
Vanderbilt University

7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2005 in Smith Hall, Room 205 (reception follows)

On Thursday, September 15, 2005, Prof. Levine will participate in a Religion in Culture Lunch discussion with REL majors, to be held in Manly 210 at 11:30 a.m. (Please sign up in the main office.)

Learn more about these events here and here.

To read articles written by Prof. Levine on the topic of Mel Gibson's "The Last Temptation of Christ," consider visiting here as well as here.

 
 

Religion in Culture Lectures

Unless otherwise noted, these lectures will be held in Gorgas Library's Henry Jacobs Reading Area, on the 2nd floor, behind the main Circulation Desk. Each talk will be followed by a small reception.

September 15, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.
Prof. Jay Geller
Graduate Department of Religion
Vanderbilt University
Prof. Geller will guest lecture in REL 223.


October 19, 2005 at 3:30 p.m.
"Archaeology of Religion: The Mississippian Cosmos"
Prof. Jim Knight
Department of Anthropology
University of Alabama

Learn more about this event.


October 31, 2005 at 12:00 p.m.
"Voodoo and Zombies: The Real Story"
Prof. Tim Murphy

The lecture is sponsored by the Religious Studies Student Association. Learn more about this event.


November 9, 2005 at 3:30 p.m.
"Religious vs. Religion: Innovative Poetry and Spiritual Experience"
Prof. Hank Lazer
Office of Academic Affairs and
Department of English
University of Alabama

Learn more about this event.


February 22, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.
"Sexing the Gods: Gender, Sex, Sexuality, and Systems of Belief"
Prof. Darlene Juschka
Department of Women's Studies
University of Regina

Learn more about this event.

While on campus, Prof. Juschka also participated in a lunchtime discussion on her recent work.

See informational flyer (PDF) about her lecture.


February 23, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.
"Heresy as an Analytic Category: The Case of the Apostle Paul"
Prof. William Arnal
Department of Religious Studies
University of Regina

Learn more about this event.

While on campus, Prof. Arnal also participated in a lunchtime discussion on his work.

See informational flyer (PDF) about his lecture.


March 8, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.
"Tibetan Buddhism in the Academic Imagination"
Prof. Kurtis Schaeffer
Department of Religious Studies
University of Virginia

Learn more about this event.

While on campus, Prof. Schaeffer will also participate in a lunchtime discussion on his work.

See informational flyer (PDF) about his lecture.


April 6, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.
"Living with Politics: Foucault, Christianity, and Race."
Prof. Utz McKnight
Department of Political Science
University of Alabama

Learn more about this event.

See informational flyer (PDF) about his lecture.


April 21, 2006, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Manly 210

"Religion as the Structuring of Asymmetrical Relations: Toward a Definition"
Prof. Tim Murphy
(Introduced by Samantha Sastre, Presidet of the Religious Studies Student Association [RSSA])

This event is for majors and minors in the Department of Religious Studies. Coffee and cookies will be served.

RSSA is hosting a "Happy Hour" at Wilhagens (2209 4th St.) following this lecture/discussion.


April 26, 2006 at 12:00 p.m.
Manly 210

"Slain in the Spirit: Sexuality and Afro-Caribbean Religious Expression in Nella Larsen's Quicksand"
Merinda Simmons
Department of English
University of Alabama

This is a lunchtime discussion event, for REL majors and faculty. This event is sponsored by the Religious Studies Student Association.


April 28, 2006 at 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Manly 210

"Graduate School:
From Here to There, Eventually"
Prof. Tim Murphy

Majors and minors in the Department of Religious Studies who have an interest in a general orientation to graduate school and the profession of being a university professor are invited to attend this informal discussion, led by Prof. Murphy.

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Coffee and cookies will be served.