From Mount Sinai to Main Street: America and the Ten Commandments

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Throughout much of the 20th century, the Ten Commandments loomed large in the United States – but more as a series of gentle cautions and helpful hints than as divine writ.  Brought down from on high and thrust […]

Doll Family Interview on Religion and Money with Myron “Mike” Ullman

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The Doll Family Lectureship on Religion and Money was established by Henry C. Doll ’58 and his family. It reflects the family’s longstanding interest in the subject of philanthropy and its relationship with religion.  The Doll Family […]

Creating an Economy of Inclusion: Faith Active in Politics

This year’s Doll Family Lecture on Religion and Money will be given by Simone Campbell, SSS.  Sister Simone is Executive Director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.  She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience […]

Scripturalization: A Theory of the Politics of Language

Keynote Lecture by Vincent Wimbush, Founding Director, Institute for Signifying Scriptures

Wimbush is author or editor of more than twelve books, including White Men’s Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2012); MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference (OUP, 2013); Theorizing Scriptures […]

The Generosity Equation: Religion, Social Influences, and Avenues to Giving

Doll Family Lectures in Religion and Money

Doll Lecture on Religion and Money to be given by Christian Smith, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the […]

Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery

Sociology Graduate Student Erin Johnston and Anthropology Graduate Student George Laufenberg
will offer responses to the new book by Thomas DeGloma, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York

The theme of personal awakening is a feature of […]

Panel Discussion on “Becoming Unorthodox” by Lynn Davidman

Panel Discussion on Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews by Lynn Davidman, University of Kansas, with comments by Leora Batnitzky, Hendrik Hartog, and Stanley Katz, Princeton University, and a response by the author

Ferguson: The Community Responds

The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University sponsors a panel discussion on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown.

Why is a black body in motion considered a threat?
Is it appropriate to provision police […]

Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in Kansas and Texas

Center Director and Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 Professor of Sociology Robert Wuthnow lectures on religion and politics in Kansas and Texas, drawing on two of his recent books: Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America’s Heartland (2011) and Rough […]

Prospects for the Study of Dunhuang Manuscripts: The Next 20 Years: A Conference

Research papers will be presented in all fields of Dunhuang manuscript studies, including those reflecting on the general theme of promising avenues of research in the next 20 years. 32 papers will be presented during 9 panels. Papers will be […]