Religion Department 50th Anniversary

During the 2015-16 academic year, the Department of Religion celebrated 50 years of the study of religion at FSU. Since 1965, the mission of the department has been to promote research and instruction designed to increase understanding of the many ways in which religion impacts human life. Throughout the academic year, the Department sponsored a variety of events. 

2015 Events

Reception honoring retired faculty members

Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Alumni Center Ballroom

Photo Slideshow | 50th Anniversary Newsletter

Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture presents

Robert Sharf: “Taking Critical Buddhism Seriously”

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
Dodd Hall Auditorium, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Flyer | Lecture MP3 | Lecture on YouTube

American Religious History presents

Ed Blum: “The Age of Miracles is Still with Us: Twelve Steps to Recovering American Religious History”

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 
Dodd Hall Auditorium, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Flyer | Lecture MP3 | Lecture on YouTube

Roundtable Discussion with Prof. Blum

Friday October 23rd (room 312 Oglesby Union Guest Services) at 3:00 p.m.

South Asian Religions presents

Anne Monius: “From Confidence to Critical Rethinking: The Study of South Asian Religions in the Wake of Said’s Orientalism

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
5 to 6:30pm, Broad Auditorium, the Pepper Center

FlyerLecture MP3Lecture on YouTube

Religious Ethics presents

Ronald Green: “Decoding Religion: Can We Theorize Human Religiousness?”

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
5:00pm, Broad Auditorium at the Pepper Center

FlyerLecture MP3Lecture on YouTube

2016 Events

Sheng Yen Lecture presents

Stephen Teiser: “Curing with Karma: Healing Liturgies in Chinese Buddhism” 

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dodd Hall Auditorium (DHA 103)

John Priest Lecture

Dennis MacDonald : “John’s Dionysian Gospel: Imitations of Euripides’ Bacchae

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Alumni Center

FlyerLecture on YouTube

Bartholomeusz Lecture presents

Donald S. Lopez

Lecture 1, March 24, 2016: “Dispatches from Nirvana: 45 Years of Buddhist Studies” 
Lecture 2, March 25, 2016: “Christian vs Buddhist: The Battle for the Soul of Tibet”

FlyerLecture 1 on YouTubeLecture 2 on YouTube