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Author discusses 'Invention of World Religions,' Oct. 7

Author Tomoko Masuzawa will discuss her new book, "The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism," at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in McCosh 50.

Masuzawa is an associate professor in the Program in Comparative Literature and Department of History at the University of Michigan. She also is the author of "In Search of Dreamtime: The Quest for the Origin of Religion" (1993).

Sarah Coakley, the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, and Richard King, an associate professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, will offer comments on Masuzawa's latest book.

The symposium is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and was organized by Stephen Teiser, the Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion.

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