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April 2017

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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June 2017

Conduct Risk: An Outsider’s Inside View: Keynote Address by David W. Miller

June 12, 2017 @ 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
David W. Miller with God at Work

David W. Miller will address the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference June 11-14, 2017 • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel • Orlando, FL. More information and conference schedule here: ​We are very pleased to welcome David W. Miller, Ph.D., Director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative, professor of business ethics, and consultant to leading global banks and other organizations, who will provide some new ideas and fresh perspectives on approaching conduct risk in your institution. David brings an…

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September 2017

Religion and the State in Classical Greece and Rome

September 22, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - September 23, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Religion and the State Poster

Friday, September 22 9:00-9:30 Breakfast and coffee 9:30 Welcome: Amit Shilo (UCSB) and Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton) 9:45-10:30 Evan Jewell (Columbia), “Growing the state: the cult of Iuventas” Respondent: Anne Truetzel (Princeton) 10:30-10:45 Coffee break 10:45-11:30 Paul McMullen (Cambridge), “The ritual poetics of punitive politics: replacing the citizen in Plato’s Laws” Respondent: Marcus Folch (Columbia) 11:30-11:45 Coffee break 11:45-12:30 Isabel Köster (Colorado–Boulder), “The state vs. religion: three case studies in Roman temple robbery” Respondent: Caroline Mann (Princeton) 12:30-1:45 Lunch 1:45-2:30…

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Shari’ah at the University

September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Reasoning with God book cover image

Public Lecture by Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl, Omar and Azmerelda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Islamic Law at UCLA School of Law, author of Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari´ah in the Modern Age (To be followed by a graduate student workshop with Prof. Abou El Fadl on Friday, September 29 from 4:30 to 7:30.  Interested graduate students should register with Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande at by Sept. 15.)

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