Religion turns 50! - Anniversary Events


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During the 2015-16 academic year, the Department of Religion will celebrate 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 coming academic year, the Department will sponsor a variety of events.

2015 Events

Sep
20

Reception honoring retired faculty members


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

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Sep
30

Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture presents
Robert Sharf: “Taking Critical Buddhism Seriously”


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

>>Flyer + About Dr.Sharf
>>Lecture MP3 >>Lecture Video Ver.1 >>Lecture Video Ver.2
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Oct
22

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

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 2015
Dodd Hall Auditorium, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. >>Flyer >>Lecture MP3

Oct
23

Roundtable Discussion with Prof. Blum
On Friday October 23rd (room 312 Oglesby Union Guest Services) at 3:00 p.m.

Nov
16

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
5 to 6:30pm, Broad Auditorium, the Pepper Center
>>Flyer >>Lecture MP3

Dec
2

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

Wednesday, Dec. 2
5:00pm, Broad Auditorium at the Pepper Center
>>Flyer >>Lecture MP3

 

2016 Events

Jan
28

Sheng Yen Lecture presents
Stephen Teiser: “Curing with Karma: Healing Liturgies in Chinese Buddhism”

Thursday, Jan. 28, From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dodd Hall Auditorium (DHA 103)
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Feb
4

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
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Bartholomeusz Lecture presents
Donald S. Lopez: Lecture 1 “Dispatches from Nirvana: 45 Years of Buddhist Studies” Lecture 2 “Christian vs Buddhist: The Battle for the Soul of Tibet”

Mar
24

Lecture 1 - March 24, 2016
103 Dodd Hall Auditorium, 5:00 p.m.

Mar
25

Lecture 2 - March 25, 2016
103 DHA, 5:00 p.m.
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