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Religious Studies

  1. Author of "American Sutra" to Discuss Book

    Nov 13, 2019
    When the FBI began mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Buddhist priests were among the first to be incarcerated. "American Sutra" tells the story of Japanese American Buddhists (the largest group of Buddhists in the United States at that time) in the context of anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II and draws parallels to contemporary challenges to religious freedom facing Americans today.
  2. Adam David Wert

    Nov 07, 2019
    Power and God-Talk: Apophaticism in Pseudo-Dionysius and Rowan Williams
  3. Alberta Ferrario

    Hinduism(s): Ancient “Religion,” Colonial Construction, or Nationalist Idea? Debate Over a Problematic Concept

    Mar 22, 2019
    Alberta Ferrario will discuss the controversial concept of Hinduism and offer possible ways to understand and talk about this complex tradition at 7:30 p.m. April 9, 2019, Rosenfield Center Room 101.
  4. Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis

    Oct 31, 2018
    David Loy will analyze social and ecological issues from the perspective of arts, religion, and ecology, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, 7:30–9 p.m. Noyce Science Center, Room 1023.
  5. Professor Harold Kasimov presenting plaque to Pope Francis

    Professor Harold Kasimow Presents Plaque to Pope Francis

    Oct 04, 2018
    Plaque highlights Kasimow’s new book about the response of diverse religious thinkers to the pope’s call for more interreligious dialogue.
  6. Karen Loftin

    Yale Professor to Give Gates and Convocation Lectures

    Sep 24, 2018
    Kathryn Lofton will explore the convergence of pop culture and religion on Sept. 26-27, 2018.
  7. Scholar to Discuss Japanese Religion and Anime on Nov. 9

    Nov 01, 2017
    Jolyon Thomas ’01 will explore Japanese spirituality and its relation to animism.
  8. Exploration of Religion and National Security, Personhood and Technology

    Oct 11, 2017
    Gates Scholar Sylvester Johnson will give two lectures on diverse topics at Grinnell College on Oct. 25-26, 2017.
  9. Indian Folk Singers

    Apr 03, 2017
    Prahlad Singh Tipanya and his ensemble sing the poetry of the iconoclastic mystic Kabir in the vigorous and joyful folk style of the Malwa region.
  10. Timothy Dobe Wins Grant for Research on Gandhi

    Mar 08, 2017
    Timothy Dobe, associate professor and chair of religious studies, awarded Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars.

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