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Black Jewish Prophetic Politics (Workshop)

The Power of the Future. Prophetic Politics between Political Crises and Civil Rights Workshop in New York 13 Sep 2017 – 14 Sep 2017 Venue: Center for Jewish History New York, 15 West 16th Street, New York 10011 (USA) Organized by Nitzan … Continue reading

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(Syllabus) “SAVAGES,” “MYSTICS,” & “MODERNS” (Theories & Methods in Study of Religion) (Classics)

  THEORIES OF RELIGION: “SAVAGES,” “MYSTICS,” & “MODERNS” REL 601 Fall 2017 Braiterman   This introduction to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century classical theorists of religion keys the discussion of religion in such a way as to accomplish … Continue reading

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(Shipwrecked Minds) Religion & Political Reaction (Mark Lilla)

Not a knockout intellectual blow, Mark Lilla’s The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction packs a tough little liberal punch nevertheless. But to what effect? Meant for a broad readership, The Shipwrecked Mind appeared in 2016 as a New York Review … Continue reading

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Robot Religion

AB, a graduate student in the Department of Religion at Syracuse posted this article about BlessU-2, which you can read here.  You can watch the video there. This robot is programmed to invoke the Levitical priestly blessing from Numbers 6:24-26. “The … Continue reading

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(Courses) Syracuse Department of Religion (Fall 2017)

 

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The Place of Religion in Film (Islam & Judaism) (Conference Notes)

Here are some quick notes from the recent Place of Religion in Film conference at Syracuse, organized by my friend and colleague Gail Hamner. What caught my attention was the prominence of Jews and Muslims, especially in relation to gender, in … Continue reading

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(Conference) The Place of Religion in Film (Syracuse University)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE MARCH 31 – APRIL 1 2017 Friday 9 – 10:40 a.m. (3) Panel 1 Reinhartz, Religion, Body and Place inFélix et Meira (Quebec, 2014) Shenker, That made me a woman: On body and gender representations in Israel’s religious-community films-making … Continue reading

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