Theology and Its Publics | Day One


March 09, 2018 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3335 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley, CA

Multi-Day Workshop

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 a diverse group of institutions. Theology and the Public University is the second of these workshops; information on the first, Vernacular Theologies, is available here.

These workshops lay the foundation for a major international conference to be held in 2018-2019. The conference will convene leading scholars and intellectuals from across the world in order to open American higher education to the variety of ways that theology might be done in different political, legal, and religious settings.

Co-sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

The Berkeley Public Theology Program invites innovative thinkers and public figures to Berkeley to reflect on the past, present, and future of theological inquiry. Such lectures spark scholarly conversations on campus and place Berkeley at the center of global conversations on religion and public life.