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
contentssem@aol.com

Professor Sidney Greenfield
sidneygreenfield@gmail.com

Rapporteur
Alyssa Shumaker
abs2234@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

10/05/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Rise of the Postsecular City II
Tony Carnes, A Journey through NYC Religions




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences
11/02/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
City of Gods: Religious freedom, immigration and pluralism in Flushing, Queens
R. Scott Hanson, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences
12/07/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
A NOT SO SURPRISING ELECTION SURPRISE
Sidney Greenfield, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Abstract

Tony Carnes, A Journey through NYC Religions



Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences
02/01/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
From Playboys to Dads: Brazilian Football Players as Global Pastors of Neo-Pentecostal Religions
Carmen Rial, Federal University of Santa Catarina
Abstract




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminars on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences and Brazil
03/01/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Broken Covenant? Civil Religion after Donald Trump
Philip Gorski, Yale University




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences
04/05/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences
05/03/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminar on Contents and Methods of the Social Sciences