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September 2017

Graduate Student Workshop with Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl: On Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari´ah in the Modern Age

September 29, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Following his public lecture* (6 pm on 9/28 at Aaron Burr 219), entitled Shari´ah at the University, Prof. Khaled Abou El Fadl—the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Islamic Law at UCLA School of Law—will offer a graduate student workshop based on his most recent book, Reasoning with God. Both events will provide a forum for his thought on Islamic law as an academic field in the contemporary university. The workshop is geared towards giving graduate students the opportunity…

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October 2017

Buddhist Studies Workshop: Lay Congregations in Chinese Buddhism (Lecture in Chinese)

October 2, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture (in Chinese) by HAO Chunwen (Capital Normal University, Beijing). Buffet dinner following.

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The Way and the Words: Religion and Poetry in Medieval China

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - October 7, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, 20 Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States

Conference on Religion and Literature in Medieval China: “The Way and the Words: Religion and Poetry in Medieval China, a Conference in Honor of Stephen Bokenkamp.” Schedule and registration at:

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Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

October 16, 2017 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Tisa Wenger, Associate Professor of American Religious History at Yale Divinity School, author of the newly released Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal. This Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion Series is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.  Attendance is limited to Princeton University students, fellows, and faculty, with preference given to CSR and WWS affiliates.  Lunch will be…

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Buddhist Studies Workshop: Cultures of Sound: Lineages and Languages of Sutra Recitation in Goshirakawa’s Japan

October 16, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Buddhist Studies Workshop with Charlotte Eubanks, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese & Asian Studies, Penn State University This talk examines the culture of musical recitation of sutras in and around the Japanese court. I argue that medieval acoustic and performance-based practices – and their attendant literature of codification – open an inter-lingual space in which the tones of Chinese are dropped, without syntax being altered to fit Japanese semantic norms, such that meaningful sound in Chinese is derailed without…

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