Studies in Religion

  • Founded
    1945
  • Seminar Number
    405

The approaches to religion in this seminar range from the philosophical through the anthropological to the historical and comparative. We concern ourselves with religion in all of its manifestations—ancient and modern, primitive and civilized, heretical and orthodox, individual and cosmic. The guiding thread is whatever subjects are uppermost in the minds of those composing the membership at a given time. Since members come from different disciplines as well as different traditions and have a variety of personal orientations, we are assured maximum openness and flexibility.


Co-Chairs
Mr. Tony Carnes
editor@nycreligion.info

Professor Sidney Greenfield
sidneygreenfield@gmail.com

Rapporteur
Joseph Andrew Fisher
jaf2216@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/04/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Content & Methods of the Social Sciences
11/16/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
When is a Kickback Like Fulfilling a Promise to a Saint? Religion, Traditional Culture and Corruption in Brazil
Sidney M. Greenfield, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminars on Content & Methods of the Social Sciences and Brazil
12/13/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
HINGE: The Future of Religion in New York
Tony Carnes, A Journey through NYC Religions
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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Content & Methods of the Social Sciences
02/15/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Marxism, Publicity, Reality and the Messiah: on Living with Secularization
Ashley Lebner, Wilfrid Laurier University
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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminars on Content & Methods of the Social Sciences and Brazil
04/19/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Content & Methods of the Social Sciences
05/09/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
When a Nation's Religion is its Economy, What Becomes of the Christian Value of Helping the Poor?
Sidney Greenfield, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Content and Methods of the Social Sciences