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

David W. Miller will address the ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference June 11-14, 2017 • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel • Orlando, FL.

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​We are very pleased to welcome David W. Miller, Ph.D., Director of the […]

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 […]

Out of Africa, Back to Africa: Transnationalizing African Religions and Care Globally

A Conversation Between: Afe Adogame, Religion Scholar, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Cati Coe, Anthropologist, Rutgers University

Opening lecture for the Program in African Studies 2016-2017 Lecture Series
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Billy Graham and American Politics

Lecture by Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke University and author of America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation.

During a career spanning sixty years, the Reverend Billy Graham’s resonant voice and chiseled […]

Faith & Ethics in the Executive Suite: Dual Career Couples

A special event for Reunions Weekend.

Faith & Work Initiative Director David W. Miller interviews Marian Ott ’76 S75 P06, Chairman of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority, President of the Tennessee League of Women Voters, Civic Leader, Volunteer and Activist; and […]

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 […]

Adventures in Religious Reading: Paths to the Christian Past in Renaissance Europe

Keynote Lecture by Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History.

Grafton is the author, co-author, or editor of a number of works in the history of books and reading, including New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock […]

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 […]

What Are Objects Anyway? Vasubandhu’s Initiation into the Selflessness of Dharmas

BSW Talk by William S. Waldron

The talk is a study of the central Yogācāra doctrine of “nothing but perception” (vijñapti-mātra), based on the Twenty Verses by the great Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu.  The focus will be Vasubandhu’s statement that vijñapti-mātra is the introduction to the selflessness […]

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 […]