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Roetzel Family Lecture

2017 Roetzel Family Lecture:
To be announced.

Since 2011, the Religious Studies Program has been proud to invite exceptional scholars of religions to give the Roetzel Family Lecture in Religious Studies.

From 2005-2010, Calvin Roetzel served as the Sundet Chair for New Testament and Christian Studies in the Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies. During that period, he co-chaired the curriculum committee that created the Religious Studies Program.

Past Lectures

Name of Lecturer, Year, & Affiliation Title of Lecture
Barbara Ambros
2016
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
“A Rite of Their Own: Japanese Buddhist Nuns and the Veneration of Ananda”
Bron Taylor
2015
University of Florida
“Spirituality After Darwin: ‘Dark Green’ Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature”
Paula F. Fredriksen
2013
Hebrew University
“Paul, Pagans, and the Redemption of Israel”
Jon Butler
2012
Yale University
“God in Gotham? Spiritual Terror in the Capital of American Secularism”
James Stewart
2011
Macalester College
“The Challenge of Slavery and the Religious Imagination”