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October 2013

Divinity School Info Session

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Religious Studies Lounge,
450 Serra Mall, Bldg 70, Stanford, CA 94305-2165 United States

The Department of Religious Studies will be hosting an info session for undergraduate students interested in graduate work at in theology and religious studies at some the nation’s premier university divinity schools: Harvard Divinity School, the University of Chicago Divinity School, Yale Divinity School, Candler School of Theology, and Union Theological Seminary. The event is hosted by Harvard Divinity School (HDS), and admissions representatives from all the schools will be present and answer any questions about masters and doctoral programs.…

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Religion and the FBI

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Building 110, Room 112

Sylvester Johnson (Northwestern University) and Steven Weitzman (Stanford University) share recent work on religion and the FBI in this informal colloquium organized by the American Religions Workshop. Professor Johnson will discuss the persistent role of the racialization of Islam in the history of the US intelligence state, and Professor Weitzman will speak about Religious Studies scholars who tried to “teach” the FBI about religion in the wake of the Branch Davidian/9-11 crises. Papers will be distributed in advance; please email…

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Searching for Peking’s Temples: Inscriptions, archives and fieldwork

Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
70-72A1

Lecture by Marianne Bujard, Ecole française d’Extreme-Orient. Sponsored by the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies. For the past decades, Peking has been undergoing tremendous transformation. Boosted by the opportunities of the new real estate market, the city is in the process of being completely reshaped.

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Interdepartmental Tea/Winter Quarter Kick-Off (Friday)

Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Religious Studies Lounge,
450 Serra Mall, Bldg 70, Stanford, CA 94305-2165 United States

The Center for Ethics in Society and the Departments of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Classics cordially invite you to attend our first-ever Interdepartmental Tea! Because we are aware of possible conflicting schedules, we will be hosting two different tea sessions: Friday, October 25, 2013. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Bldg 70 (Religious Studies Lounge); and Monday, October 28, 2013. 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm in Bldg 70 (Religious Studies Lounge) Both teas are open to all undergraduate students interested…

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Free

Interdepartmental Tea/Winter Quarter Kick-Off (Monday)

Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Religious Studies Lounge,
450 Serra Mall, Bldg 70, Stanford, CA 94305-2165 United States

The Center for Ethics in Society and the Departments of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Classics cordially invite you to attend our first-ever Interdepartmental Tea! Because we are aware of possible conflicting schedules, we will be hosting two different tea sessions: Friday, October 25, 2013. 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Bldg 70 (Religious Studies Lounge); and Monday, October 26, 2013. 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm in Bldg 70 (Religious Studies Lounge) Both teas are open to all undergraduate students interested…

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November 2013

Music and Poetry of the Formless Divine in North India

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Recital Hall,
Braun Music Building, Stanford, CA, 94305,

Featuring the musical compositions of Kumar Gandharva and the poetry of Kabir.  Pushkar Lele accompanied by Sanjay Deshpande on tabla and Vyasmurti Katti on harmonium, with translations and commentary by Linda Hess (Department of Religious Studies). Co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Music, and Spicmacay-Stanford. Free and open to the public.

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A History of God’s Lies

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
70-72A1

Colloquium with Dallas Denery, Bowdoin College. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of History.  For Religious Studies and History faculty, graduate students, and Stanford-affiliated guests. Brunch provided. RSVP to Ai Tran to receive a copy of the colloquium reading.

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A Community of ‘Neighbors’: A Baptist-Buddhist Reflects on the Common Ground of Love

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanites Center

Lecture by Jan Willis, Wesleyan University. Sponsored by the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Office of Religious Life, and the Stanford Humanities Center. Free and open to the public. An exploration of the parallel values, advocated by both Christian and Buddhist doctrines, of love, non-violence, interconnectedness, and social activism.  Drawing from the sermons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the teachings of the Buddha, this talk focuses on…

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December 2013

Fackenheim’s Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction

Friday, December 6, 2013 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Dept of Religious Studies Seminar Room,
Bldg. 70, Rm 72A1

Colloquium with Michael Morgan, Indiana University. For Religious Studies faculty, graduate students, and Stanford-affiliated guests.  RSVP to Ai Tran. Lunch provided.

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January 20142014

Sex and the Jewish Soul: Ethics, Gender and Judaism

Monday, January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wallenberg Hall (Bldg 160), Room 124

A lecture by Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life (Stanford). Part of a lecture series on  Sexuality, Gender, and Religion. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and co-sponsored by the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Free and open to the public. For more information about the series, please contact Prof. Linda Hess. Stanford students can register for the entire series as a 2-unit course: RELIGST 24 / FEMGEN 24. This lecture will explore traditional Jewish…

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