Burdick, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University, will examine devotions to and meanings of Anastacia, as well as what continues to be deep racial inequality in Brazil, in a lecture titled “Racial Inequality and Religious Belief in Brazil: The Mysterious Case of Slave Anastacia” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Rachel Elizabeth Harding, assistant professor of indigenous spiritual traditions in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Denver, will explore one such way — through the religion Candomblé — in a lecture at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Wigger, professor and chair at the University of Missouri’s History Department, will examine the ways that at-the-time new 19th-century religious movements changed American society and culture.
The Rev. Scotty McLennan, the dean for religious life at Stanford University, will examine the role of religion in the American West, specifically in California, the state he’s lived in for the last 14 years. He will give his lecture, titled “Religious Pluralism in the Developing American West,” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Herman Cain has a problem with “emerging citizenship.”