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Events / Archive: Public Theology Colloquia

Senses and Religion: Ontologies and Secularism Workshop | Day One
Berkeley Public Theology Program
November 09, 2017 / 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley CA

This is the first day of a multi-day event. This workshop aims at staging an interdisciplinary dialogue on the relation between the senses and forms of acting, knowing, and becoming that are framed within religious traditions and ethical frameworks. The workshop will consider questions of sensory perception and the cultivation of senses with the goal […]

What Comes After the Critique of Secularism?
Berkeley Public Theology Program
April 13, 2017 / 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
3335 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley CA

This workshop gathers scholars who are interested in the myriad recent critiques of secularism spanning a variety of academic fields: history, political science, anthropology, comparative literature, etc. Our aim is to discuss the various motives for these critiques, their implications, and what alternatives, if any, they put forward. What implications, for instance, does the critique […]

Religious Realignments in the Trump Era
BCSR Colloquium
February 23, 2017 / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3335 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley CA

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology

The success of populist movements in Western Europe and the United States has created conditions for the formation of new coalitions between religious groups and political ideologies that once stood hostile to each other. We are now experiencing a convergence between the political views of conservative Evangelicals in the United States and so called traditionalists […]

Object Histories: Flotsam as Early Globalism
Berkeley Public Theology Program
October 07, 2016 - October 08, 2016 / All Day
Geballe Room, UC Berkeley CA

The past decade has witnessed the proliferation of histories written on and from objects. This interest reflects a number of significant developments in the humanities, from increased attention to circulation, gifting or the early history of commodities, to a renewed concern with materiality and a recent fascination with the potential agency of material objects. Much […]

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