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The Theology Workshop aims to sustain an ongoing conversation about the generation and validation of meaning in religious discourse and practice. Since the media in question are extremely diverse, the ethos of the Workshop is interdisciplinary; historical, aesthetic, sociological, philosophical, and philological perspectives (among others) are all relevant here. In addition, because religious traditions stand in complex relation to ostensibly secular cultures, the Workshop frequently treats this mutual interpenetration, both in order to understand it better and to find unexpected resources for constructive reflection.
The Workshop generally meets on Monday afternoons during the academic year from 12:00 – 1:30 pm in Swift Hall, Room TBA (a map is here). Papers are pre-circulated and, after a brief presentation by the author and a response from a colleague, the remaining time is devoted to discussion. Many of these papers are offered by graduate students from across the University, some by University faculty, and others by visiting speakers. In addition, a discussion not focused on a particular paper may be arranged, and non-academic speakers are sometimes invited.
Paper submissions (in the form of an abstract and potential title) are encouraged from any who would find the conversation stimulating and useful; these, along with any unrelated queries, should be directed to Aaron Hollander (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Emily Duba (email@example.com).