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DEPARTMENT CHAIR:
Reginald S. Lilly, Professor of Philosophy

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR:
Ruby Grande

 

ACTIVITIES - EVENTS

2007-2008

Date:  October 8 - 9, 2007
Lectures: "Kabbalah: Right Now"  Conversations with the Scholars:  A series of lectures with scholars of contemporary Kabbalah
Co-Sponsored by
:  Special Programs and The Department of Philosophy and Religion.
For more detailed information click on "Kabbalah: Right Now!

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Date:  Wed. April 2, 2008  -  7:00 PM
Location:  Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium
Lecturer: Dr. Steven M. Wasserstrom, The Moe and Izetta Tonkon Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities at Reed College will speak on "The Hedgehog's Dilemma: On the necessity and the impossibility of understanding religion."

Professor Wasserstrom is author of Religion after Religion: Gershom Scholem, Mircea Eliade, and Henry Corbin at Eranos, a study of three scholars whose work transformed scholarship in religion, and which has itself become a staple in any course on theory and method in the study of religion. Wasserstrom's archival work and study of the history of these historians of religion, in which, among other things, he exposed their fascist and nationalistic political affiliations, is well regarded in the field of religious studies and indeed important to an understanding of the history of religion per se: indeed, his work is useful in thinking about theory and method in most academic disciplines.  Professor Wasserstrom also authored Between Muslim and Jew: the Problem of Symbiosis under Early Islam, which received the Award for Excellence in Historical Studies from the American Academy of Religion, and his work, and work about his work, has been published widely in academic journals as well.

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Date:  Thursday, April 10, 2008
Location:  Palamountain Hall,  Emerson Auditorium     6:00 - 7:00 PM
Lecturer:  Dr. Steven P. Hopkins, Professor of Religion at Swarthmore College will give a lecture entitled "Bodies of Desire, Bodies of Lament, Marking Emotion in a Messenger Poem of Medieval South India".

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Date:  Friday, May 16, 2008
Event Religion Majors Graduation Reception
Location:  Falstaff's - Skidmore College Campus
Time:  5:00 - 7:00 PM
A reception honoring graduating religion majors and their guests will be hosted at Falstaff's - Congratulations!!