BERKELEY PUBLIC THEOLOGY PROGRAM

In Spring 2015, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded BSCR a three-year, million dollar grant for a Berkeley Public Theology Program, to begin in Spring 2016 and run through Fall 2018. This program integrates robust academic research, student engagement, BCSR programming, and outreach beyond the university to the public at large. Through this Program, BCSR aims to reshape the landscape of religious studies at Berkeley and chart new paths for the study of religion in the public university.


Public Theology / Events

This lecture asks what “religious” politics might be given the deconstruction of the concept of “religion” that has taken place over the past several decades, which has uncovered its implicit social, legal, and political agendas from early modernity forward. It takes as its starting point an experience Anglican sisters had in Belfast at the height … Continue reading
Lecture details forthcoming. Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University; core faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and affiliated faculty in the Science and Society Program. She holds a B.A. in Religion and English from Williams College, an M.Phil. in Philosophical Theology from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy … Continue reading
This is a multi-day workshop; program details are forthcoming. In order to reorient theological study, the Berkeley Public Theology Program supports a broad and comparative investigation of the ways this study happens, past and present, in the U.S. and abroad. This investigation includes two annual workshops on comparative approaches to theology, with participants drawn from … Continue reading
This is a multi-day workshop; program details are forthcoming. In order to reorient theological study, the Berkeley Public Theology Program supports a broad and comparative investigation of the ways this study happens, past and present, in the U.S. and abroad. This investigation includes two annual workshops on comparative approaches to theology, with participants drawn from … Continue reading
Lecture details forthcoming. Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) … Continue reading