Category Archives: Concept of Religion

Art History Lectures at the Smart Museum

The Smart Museum at the University of Chicago is offering a series of lectures in art history in April and May 2016. Northern Illinois graduate students are encouraged to attend lectures that relate to their historical studies. Advertisements

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A Crisis in Secular Studies?

Religion and religious violence are evoked almost daily by politicians and journalists, who often distinguish between ‘religious’ and ‘secular’ politics. Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown University, questions popular and academic usages of ‘secularism’, which often seem contradictory. Berlinerblau argues … Continue reading

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Religion and International Relations

Scholars and analysts studying with international relations are finally starting to pay some attention to the role of in diplomatic culture and foreign policy formulation. Leo P. Ribuffo reports that “at the June 2014 meeting of the Society of Historians … Continue reading

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Howard Louthan Lecture

Howard Louthan (Professor of History, University of Florida) “A Model for Christendom? Erasmus, Poland and the Reformation.” TODAY, Monday 17 February 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Pick 319 University of Chicago  

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Scientology Now a Religion in UK

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has ruled that Scientology is a religion. The Supreme Court was considering a case brought by Louisa Hodkin, whose request to get married at the Church of Scientology in London had been denied … Continue reading

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