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Everything Religious Studies

Everyone is welcome to attend these lectures featuring university professors speaking about current topics in religious studies.

Upcoming Lectures

Please come back later as information about new lectures in this series will be posted here as details are confirmed.

Past Lectures

Michelle Folk
Why They Read the Writing on the Wall:  The Orientalist  Encounter with India's Inscriptions
February 27, 2015

Susan Johnston (Department of English)
The One Thing Needful:  Dickens, Religion, and the Meaning of Human Work
November 15, 2013

Marcel Decoste (Department of English)
Properly Suzerain of the Earth': Atavistic Enlightenment and the Frontiers of Un-making in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian
April 5, 2013

Richard Hordern
Why the Fundamentalist Interpretation of the Bible is wrong
March 16, 2012 

Brenda Anderson

Hybrid Spaces, Bridges, and Wild Winds: Feminist Muslim-Christian Dialogue
March 4, 2011 

Kevin Bond
The Grotesque Buddha: Parodies of Buddhist Exhibitions in Early Modern Japan
October 29, 2010 

Jacoba Kuikman
Fundamentalism in Israel: a Threat from Within
February 26, 2010

Yuan Ren
The Bodhisattva Manjushri in Buddhist texts and Popular Traditions
October 30, 2009

Volker Greifenhagen
Real Islam: Discourses of Religious Authenticity
February 27, 2009

Ben Fiore
Writing the commentary on the Pastoral Epistles
January 16, 2009

Darlene Juschka
Signifying Demons: Gender in the Ritualized Performance of Possession and Exorcism
October 31, 2008

Leona Anderson
Santería: the Orishas of Cuba (dvd Documentary)
Sept 26, 2008