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Old Time Religion: Exploring the Creativity of Religious Temporality


May 13, 2013 (All day) to May 14, 2013 (All day)
Board Room, Stanford Humanities Center

The fifth annual Religious Studies graduate student conference will be an exploration of the strategies of remembered or imagined time in religious expression, discourse, and identity. 
Our goal is to bring together scholars from various fields and disciplines in an examination of how religious concepts, images, myths, and historical narratives are based upon an idea of an old time against which the present is measured. Also of interest is the efficacy of such temporal displacements more generally as creative devices in religious thought, expression, and practice (e.g., remembered old-time, a projected end-time, past- or future-as-present, etc.).