While others are often quick to dismiss New Age religions, Kelly E. Hayes is happy to step in and explore the stigmatized and marginalized.
Kenneth P. Serbin, professor and chair in the Department of History at the University of San Diego, will give a lecture titled “The Impact of Brazilian Catholicism” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Space and freedom, both iconic of the American West, are the pillars of the Church of Scientology, said Sylvia Stanard, deputy director of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office.
Mormon and Western history are intertwined, Patrick Mason said. As the frontier pushed farther west, so too did the Mormon people until they reached the Salt Lake Valley in Utah in 1847.
Sylvia Stanard, deputy director of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office, will expound the integral role the West played in shaping Hubbard, and therefore how the West influenced the religion as a whole. She will give her lecture, titled “Scientology’s Place in the American Religious Landscape,” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Tink Tinker is a part of the Wazhazhe Nation, which is a member of the Earth Division and the Eagle Clan. These are facts, just like it’s a fact that Tinker’s ancestors were killed and driven from their land.
Patrick Q. Mason, Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and associate professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University, will examine Mormonism’s position in the frontier and the ways in which the West shaped the religion in a lecture at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy.
The number of regular religious adherents has increased in America since colonial times, in contrast to a steady decrease in Great Britain and the rest of Europe. With that growing number of churchgoers came a decline in colonial churches after the American Revolution — a change John Wigger said set the stage for our present religious culture.
Although “westward expansion” conjures images of new land and the spreading of Christianity for many Americans, Tink Tinker views it as a euphemism for invasion and conquest.
The Rev. Scotty McLennan outlined religious movement in the West and described its present state in his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Monday in the Hall of Philosophy.