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(Call for Fellowship Applications) Jewish Culture, Nature, Science, Religion (Katz Center)

Nature between Science and Religion: Jewish Culture and the Natural World During the 2017–2018 fellowship year, the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to ask new questions about the history of science, … Continue reading

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Matter-Nature-Bodies (Material Feminisms)

Edited by Stacy Alaimo and Susan Hekman and published in 2008, Material Feminisms reads something like a group manifesto. Contributors include Alaimo and Heckman, along with Karen Barad, Claire Colebrook, Elisabeth Grosz, Donna Haraway, and others. With philosophical roots in … Continue reading

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God or Nature and Vibrant Matter (Jane Bennett)

Against the classical notion that matter is inert and passive, the ideas are familiar and will come as no surprise to any casual reader of popular science. For all that, Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (2010) represents … Continue reading

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New (Vital) Materialisms

Reviewing my reading notes, I’m not sure what to say about the excellent edited volume, New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics edited by Diana Coole and Samantha Frost. I’m looking at it as a sister, cross-over companion to Material Feminisms edited by … Continue reading

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(Networks & Religion) Bruno Latour (Modes of Existence)

I’m not sure if Bruno Latour is Christian or neo-pagan or more likely some new amalgam. We read it in the Syracuse Department of Religion theory reading group two years ago and I’m trying here to sort through and get … Continue reading

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Pluto (A Religious Question)

Love the story, the technological-romance about about a recently revealed faraway object, stone cold in outer space, 3 billion miles away from planet Earth. The story lines attaching to this mission are curious. You can read some of it here … Continue reading

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Religion & Science (W. 120th Street)

Looking west from near the corner of W. 120th St. and Broadway, Riverside Cathedral and the still-waiting-for-its-donor-name Northwest Corner Building stand out as distinct architectural emblems of religion and science. They are proximate, each one across the way from the other.

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