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April 2017

Black Religion, Racial Identity, and Politics During the Great Migration

April 4, 2017 @ 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
New World A-Coming Book Cover

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Judith Weisenfeld, Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion, Princeton University. Judith Weisenfeld is the author of the forthcoming New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration.  Focusing on the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement, and a number of congregations of Ethiopian Hebrews, Weisenfeld argues that the appeal of these groups lay not only in the new religious opportunities membership…

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Global Enlightenment Conference

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017

This conference intends to scrutinize the unexamined legacies of the Enlightenment from a global perspective. The long-eighteenth century (1680 to 1820) was once understood as the historical era during which the West became secular—intellectual, cultural and political institutions liberated from Christianity. But over the past two decades, scholars have radically redefined Enlightenment both as concept and epoch. The Enlightenment is no longer a term reserved for assessments of Western history and civilization; the secularization of politics and culture is no…

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Coffee Chat with Wendy Cadge

April 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wendy Cadge

Discussion with Wendy Cadge *02, Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University, on her current research into airport chapels and chaplaincies and port chaplains. Attendance limited to Princeton University faculty, fellows, and students.  Please email Jenny Legath to receive a copy of the paper.

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Protestantism and the Materiality of Texts Conference

April 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - April 21, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

The goal of this interdisciplinary symposium is to explore shared areas of inquiry and pose new questions about Protestantism and the materiality of texts. It is co-organized by Holly Borham (Princeton University) and Sonia Hazard (Duke University),  and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, through a partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, as well as the Duke Graduate Program in Religion, the Barney Jones Endowment of the Duke Department…

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May 2017

Liturgy and Interpretation: the Bible in the Explications of John Boys

May 5, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture by Beth Quitslund, Ohio University All Christian liturgies work as ways of transferring doctrine into ritual practice, and thus (literally) incorporate systems of biblical hermeneutics. In the course of the long Reformation, the nature of that transformation and the interpretive practices that could produce it remained one of the most important arguments within English Protestantism. This talk looks at what we can learn about the stakes of this debate from the first methodical expositor of the scriptures employed in…

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