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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.

Tony Carnes

Professor Sidney Greenfield

Shikhar Madan

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

11/16/2020 Online Meeting
3:30 PM
Pastor versus Shaman: Indigenous evangelicals in the Amazonia
Donizete Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior (Brazil)

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