Tagged with culture

PODCASTS: Modernism, Christianity and Apocalypse

The podcasts presented here derive from an international conference in Norway entitled ‘Modernism, Christianity and the Apocalypse’, held on 18-20 July 2012. This interdisciplinary event welcomed a range of leading scholars from Religious Studies and Theology, Art and Literary Criticism to consider the role and relevance of secular and Christian visions of the apocalypse in … Continue reading

Historic document on mission issued

Recently, the Vatican, the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance issued an historic document on mission, questioning many traditional practices and agreeing on standards of integrity about such issues as coercion, cultural hegemony, and “conversion”. The document is the result of five years of consultations by some 40 experts in ecumenical and … Continue reading

New Online Conference: The Changing Face of War

Wiley-Blackwell is delighted to announce our next Exchanges Online Conference, entitled The Changing Face of War. Following on from the extraordinary success of our previous conference (Wellbeing: A Cure-All for the Social Sciences?), this exciting new conference again promises to set the benchmark for events within the social sciences and humanities communities. As before, the … Continue reading

Virtual Conference Report: Day Eight (28 Oct, 2009)

By Paula Bowles Day eight of the conference was once again marked by some excellent contributions. The first paper ‘Cultural Sociology and Other Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity in the Cultural Sciences’ by Diane Crane (University of Pennsylvania) suggests that for many scholars ‘disciplinary isolation is the norm.’ However, Crane proposes that by utilising what she describes as … Continue reading

Virtual Conference Report: Day Seven (27 Oct, 2009)

By Paula Bowles The seventh day of the conference has continued with the key themes of ‘breaking down boundaries’ and interdisciplinarity. Roy Baumeister (Florida State University) began the day with his keynote lecture entitled ‘Human Nature and Culture: What is the Human Mind Designed for?’ By utilising the concepts of evolutionary and cultural psychology, Buameister … Continue reading

Religion Compass March Issue – Keywords

The March issue of Religion Compass is now available here! Keywords: Abdulkader Tayob Africa African Religions Ancient Near East anthropology archaeology belief Buddhism China colonialism culture Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin Eastern Asia ethnography feminism feminist theoryfolklore gender Gerald A. Klingbeil gods/goddesses historians historical reconstruction historiography IslamJapan Japanese history Jewish studies Judaism Laura Levitt Max Weber Mikael S. … Continue reading

DIGEST: Liberating the Founders and Doubting Obama

Liberating the Founders October 30, 2008 NPR’s Speaking of Faith Podcast, with Krista Tippett With the presidential election approaching, we return to an evocative, relevant conversation from earlier this year with journalist Steven Waldman. He’s done an unusual study investigating how the culture wars have skewed contemporary Americans’ sense of how we came to have … Continue reading

NEWS: International Conference on Islamic Feminism

Barcelona is hosting the third International Congress on Islamic Feminism, where a group of prominent Muslim scholars have gathered to discuss some pressing issues facing Muslim women. Making a distinction between the particular socio-cultural contexts within which Islam was born and the universal principles of the religion, Muslim feminists seek to articulate new interpretations that … Continue reading