Mar 6, 2014 · 2:30 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. · 5 Ivy Lane
Organized by Mirjam Kuenkler, Near Eastern Studies
Mar 6, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. · multiple locations - see event schedule
Coordinated by Eric Gregory and Molly Farneth, Dept. of Religion
Mar 7, 2014 · 1:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. · Jones Hall Room 202
Conference organized by Judith Weisenfeld, Department of Religion
Mar 11, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · Room 137, 1879 Hall, Dept. of Religion
BSW Lecture by Mark Rowe, McMaster University
Buddhist Studies has seen a welcome increase in studies of women over the past two decades, but the focus has almost entirely been on nuns. While crucial, this research neglects the vast majority of female Buddhist professionals in contemporary Japan who are ordained priests and temple abbots. Unlike the sons who are born into temples and raised to run them, these women are entering a world that largely does not want them, often resents their presence, and may not fully recognize them legally. Their stories force us to reconsider our assumptions of how contemporary Japanese Buddhism is lived, negotiated, taught, and propagated. Rather than provide ethnographic cover for over-determined notions of “Japanese Buddhism” or “female Buddhists”, I want to explore particular, localized negotiations of various teachings, customs, and personalities. This is a search for the “ordinary” priest. It is as much an ethnography of doubt and discomfort as of faith and certainty.
Mar 12, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · TBA
Mar 13, 2014 · 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. · 5 Ivy Lane
Mar 13, 2014 · 6:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · multiple locations - see event schedule
A combined workshop and conference on “New Sources for the Study of Japanese Religion,” organized by KIKUCHI Hiroki of the Historiographical Institute (Shiryō Hensanjo) of the University of Tokyo and Jacqueline Stone (Princeton University, Dept. of Religion). Apart from talks by American presenters on March 16, the workshop will be conducted primarily in Japanese.
Register at: https://religion.princeton.edu/newsources/workshop-registration/
The deadline for registration is February 21, 2014.
Email questions to: NewSources@princeton.edu
Mar 14, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · TBA
A Panel Discussion with:
Robin Lovin, Director of Research at the Center of Theological Inquiry, will be in conversation with the authors of two new books on liberal theology and liberal Christianity:
Douglas F. Ottati, Davidson College, author of, “Theology for Liberal Protestants: God the Creator” (Eerdmans, 2013)
Theo Hobson, author of "Reinventing Liberal Christianity” (Eerdmans, 2013)
Mar 23, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · TBA
An Interdisciplinary Conference at Princeton University
Conference Co-Organizers: Mika Ahuvia and Alex Kocar, Department of Religion
Faculty Sponsor: Moulie Vidas, Department of Religion
This conference will bring together faculty and advanced graduate students from Religion, Classics, History, Near Eastern Studies, and Archaeology to engage with a central methodological question: what difference does “place” make in how we interpret ancient texts?
Mar 27, 2014 · 12:15 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. · Robertson Hall, Bowl 015
A Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lunchtime Discussion with Conrad Hackett, Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Apr 23, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · Lewis Library 120
The Doll Lecture on Religion and Money by Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Harvard University, and Professor of Religion and Society, Harvard Divinity School
Apr 25, 2014 · 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. · TBA
Princeton's Twenty-first Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in Medieval Studies
Keynote speaker: Paul Freedman
Apr 28, 2014 · 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. · TBA
Lecture by Dr. William Hurlbut, Physician, Consulting Professor at the Neuroscience Institute, Stanford University Medical Center
Co-sponsored with the Center of Theological Inquiry, as part of the 2013-2014 Inquiry on Religious Experience and Moral Identity.
May 3, 2014 · 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. · Lewis Library 138
Charity (Sanskrit: dāna, derived from the same Indo-European root as Latin: dōnum, gift) is the most fundamental of all Buddhist virtues, and rituals of donation are important throughout Buddhism. This day-long symposium is intended to help develop conversations about dāna from a variety of disciplines, including history, ethics, philosophy, ritual studies, and anthropology.